Drive-by is gang-related

Press Release: Members of the Sheriff’s Gang Unit arrested two local gang members yesterday after a reported drive-by shooting. On Tuesday, November 30, at around 3:00 pm deputies responded to a reported shooting in the area of Olive Road and Tippin Avenue. According to witnesses a blue Lincoln was seen driving through the area while the passenger fired several shots out the window. No one was injured as a result of the incident.

Deputies assigned to the Gang Unit were in the area and responded to assist patrol deputies looking for the suspect vehicle. As they drove through the intersection of Fairfield Drive and Davis Highway, they observed the suspect vehicle parked at a convenience store near that intersection.

During the investigation the deputies identified the vehicles occupants as Jason Joseph Dill, 30, of Pensacola, and Joshua Edwin Diggins, 25. Diggins is originally from New Orleans but currently has a Pensacola address.
Both Dill and Diggins were identified as members of the Gangster Disciples. The Gangster Disciples is a nationwide gang that was originally formed on the South-side of Chicago in the late 1960’s. They are known for criminal activity such as drug trafficking, robbery, extortion and murder.

Deputies arrested Dill and Diggins charging them with Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Diggins was also charged with Resisting Arrest without Violence. They were booked into the Escambia County Jail and held with no bond. Deputies seized the vehicle and a 9mm handgun.