The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pensacola man this morning who is the alleged trigger man in the in the September 19 drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of a 14 year-old girl. Zachary Antonio Brooks was arrested at 9 a.m. by the Task Force at a home on the 800 Block of Lavon Drive just off of Gulf Beach Highway. The Marshals were assisted by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and K9 units as well as Task Force members from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Walton County Sheriff’s Offices and FDLE.
According to police reports, the shooting was retaliation of a dispute earlier in the evening on the same night at Maxwell and H Streets. The argument was supposedly started between two children then escalated when adults became involved. According to reports, Brooks aimed a gun out of a car and fired it toward Maxwell Street Apartments, where the body of Kenteyonnya Anderson was found when Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene.
Brooks, 22, was arrested without incident and brought to the Escambia County Jail and booked without a bond. Brooks is being charged with Homicide, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon.
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