Second Arrest in June Shooting

A second man faces charges in connection with a shooting on Tanager Drive, June 26. Thirty-one-year-old Thomas Joe Obregon of 704 Shady Lane in Fort Walton Beach is now charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.

An investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office into the shooting of Jose Alberto Guerrero-Garcia produced the identities of two defendants.

The first, 25-year-old Pedro Alberto Guzman-Soto of 5 Mooney Road #G3, was arrested June 29 and charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.

On Monday, deputies arrested Obregon, of 68 Beal Parkway, Unit B, on the same charge.

Investigators say the victim recently recovered enough from his injuries to discuss what happened and pick the two defendants out of a photographic lineup.

Guerrero-Garcia says when he answered his door Obregon was pointing a gun at him and hit him with it on the back of the head. He stated that Guzman-Soto held him on the ground while Obregon shot him in the neck. They stood him up and Guzman-Soto shot him in the stomach area, and then in the neck for the third shot.

It’s believed a dispute over money between Guzman-Soto and another man sparked the crime.