- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An Alabama student shot while visiting the Florida Panhandle over the Halloween weekend is being moved to an Atlanta rehabilitation facility.

Nelson Rivers Starkey of Florence, Alabama, was shot Oct. 30 in Navarre. Relatives tell the Northwest Florida Daily News (https://bit.ly/1IvIiyb ) that the 22-year-old University of North Alabama senior suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Starkey has been hospitalized in Pensacola. His mother says $27,000 raised by friends and family will help cover costs at the rehab facility. It’s not known how long Starkey will need to remain there.

John Marshall Fitzgerald, 59, is being held without bond at the Santa Rosa County jail in connecting with the shooting. He is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Jail records don’t show whether he has an attorney.


Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), https://www.nwfdailynews.com

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