A 20-year-old is arrested for murdering his grandmother’s friend at the Pensacola home


A 20-year-old is accused of murder for shooting and killing his grandmother’s friend in their Pensacola home early.

Pensacola police said just before 1 a.m. that the shooting took place at a house on 1,300 Block of E Pars Street.

Erskine Ware, 60, was hospitalized initially in serious condition. Police said shortly before 2:30 pm. He died in the hospital.

According to police, Ware was shot multiple times by his girlfriend’s grandson.

Police say the suspect – 20-year-old Da Nautica Kwachawn Pearson – left the scene, but was taken into custody shortly after. He is accused of murder, possession of a firearm by a delinquent criminal and possession of a concealed weapon.

Pearson lived in the house with the couple.


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