Fort Walton Beach officer-related shooting determined justifiable by State Attorney

Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 10:23 AM CDT
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State Attorney Bill Eddins announced the use of deadly force in an officer-related shooting in Fort Walton Beach was justifiable.

In a press release sent out by the State Attorney's Office, the officer-related shooting happened when three Fort Walton Beach police officers were serving a warrant on April 2 for Mark Bland.

According to the release,one of the officers was securing Bland when he pulled a knife from his pocket.

The release said the other two officers saw Bland pull the knife and fired several rounds at Bland, shooting him. Bland recovered from his injuries.

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