SHOOTING SUSPECT DRESSED AS WOMAN CAN'T HIDE FROM BCSO
Posted by: Staff
Date: Nov 23 2021 1:32 PM
BAY COUNTY: On September 9, 2021, at about 3:00 AM, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an armed robbery at 6217 Cherry Street (Beeline Gas Station). Deputies arrived to discover the store clerk had been shot during the robbery. Video surveillance and witness statements were gathered. On the video was a black male wearing a dress, wig, and a face mask. The man ran into the store, demanded the store clerk give him money from the business, then shot the clerk with the pistol he carried.
The BCSO Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to work the investigation. Investigators canvassed the area, followed up possible leads, and were able to get an identification of the suspect as Kedrick Jamal McNeil. McNeil had been released from the Florida Department of Corrections on March 1, 2021, and returned at that time to Bay County.
Investigators were able to locate McNeil in November, 2021, at 4535 E. Business 98. On November 22, 2021, McNeil was arrested with the assistance of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force and taken to the Bay County Jail. Kedrick Jamal McNeil was charged with Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon (Beeline Gas Station incident).
Investigators were also able to connect McNeil to two separate, but associated, cases. He was charged in connection to those incidents as well for Resisting an Officer Without Violence, Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Driver’s License, and Grand Theft.