Police Investigate Shooting

Police have identified the beach vendor who was shot and beaten in a weekend robbery as Raleigh Carter of Carter Beach Rentals. Raleigh was transported to Gulf Coast Community Hospital and later moved to Memorial Hospital following the incident. He remains in critical condition.

Police have identified Charles Douglas Owen the second as the prime suspect in the crime. Owen was last seen driving a stolen Jeep Cherokee with Florida tags. He is also wanted in the state of Florida on kidnapping charges for the October fourteenth abduction of a twelve year old boy.