Crestview Man Botches Burglary by Accidentally Shooting HImself
Posted by: Staff
Date: Jan 07 2023 10:36 AM
OKALOOSA COUNTY:A Crestview man out of jail on bond on burglary charges accidentally shot himself in the leg with a
firearm stolen from one vehicle while in the act of breaking into a car at another home January 4th.
28-year old Justin McCall was arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office January 5th on charges
of grand theft, burglary to a structure, car burglary, and felony violation of probation.
The incident started the morning of January 4th when a woman living on Highway 85 north of Crestview
called the OCSO to report a man was outside of her home saying he had been shot.
OCSO deputies found McCall with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The OCSO investigation revealed McCall had been captured on several residential video cameras in the
area committing a series of car and residential burglaries.
A homeowner on Zach Avenue says she discovered someone had broken into her car and taken her
purse. Later while watching a neighbor’s surveillance video, she saw McCall on camera wearing her white
Sperry boots, which had been in her home’s garage.
At the time of these crimes, Mcall was out on bond for two burglaries. He was also on felony probation
for a previous theft of a firearm. Overall, he has 13 felony guilty convictions since 2012 in Florida, including
six for burglary, four for grand theft, and one for grand theft of a firearm