FORT WALTON BEACH— A 41-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was charged with one felony count Tuesday morning after he armed himself with two handguns and fired shots into the bedroom where a family member had been sleeping.
After John Terry said he saw aliens and asked to be let into the room, the family member locked the door, according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
The family member was not injured, but one of the rounds went through the window and over the public right of way on Rickey Avenue.
When deputies were called to the town home around 4:30 Tuesday morning, Terry could be heard telling someone he was going to shoot whomever was at his door, the release said.
Some neighbors were evacuated for their safety.
Terry refused to come out and deputies heard up to nine shots being fired inside the home. One round went through the drywall and into a neighbor’s garage.
Terry ultimately surrendered and came outside without incident around 5:13 a.m.
Deputies found a .45 caliber Glock with a round chambered in Terry’s front pocket, along with three loaded .45 caliber Glock magazines, the release said.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the Fort Walton Beach area man, charging him with using a firearm while intoxicated, discharging a firearm over a public roadway and firing a deadly missile into a dwelling.