An Alabama mother and her twenty-year-old son are now facing charges after allegedly conspiring to kill a woman in a Florida Home Depot. According to Fox 35 Orlando, the shooting left the woman — the intended target — dead and others injured.
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More Details Regarding The Charges Against The Alabama Shooting Suspects
According to the outlet, 20-year-old Keith Agee was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and homicide on Friday.
NEW MUGSHOT 🚨 20-year-old Keith Eric Agee was booked into Escambia County Jail Friday night after being arrested for the shooting at the Home Depot in Escambia County this afternoon, that left one woman dead. — https://t.co/WPd2PGgY5x pic.twitter.com/nTzoFyg87E
— WEAR ABC 3 (@weartv) August 12, 2023
Additionally, Agee’s mother, Sheila Agee, was arrested in Alabama and charged with first-degree premeditated murder on Monday, as per CBS Austin. According to authorities, Agee’s mother allegedly “helped coordinate” the fatal shooting, as per Pensacola News Journal.
“The murder itself is unbelievable, but to know the mother knew about it and helped coordinate it is incomprehensible,” Sheriff Chip W. Simmons explained via a Facebook statement.
NEW: These photos show Sheila Agee at yesterday evening's balloon release for 18-year-old Brooklyn Sims prior to being arrested for helping her son Keith Agee murder Sims — his baby's mother — at an Escambia County Home Depot.https://t.co/KTf1d5bonh pic.twitter.com/reByQ803wm
— WEAR ABC 3 (@weartv) August 15, 2023
According to CBS Austin, Keith Agee is being held in Escambia County Jail in Florida without bond. Additionally, his mother is being extradited from Alabama to the same facility, as per Fox 35 Orlando.
More Details Regarding The Incident & How The Mother And Son Conspired
The fatal shooting occurred on Friday afternoon at the Home Depot at 5309 N. Davis Highway in Pensacola, Florida, according to Fox 35 Orlando. Before this, Agee and his mother allegedly conspired to target the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, Brooklyn Sims, as per CBS Austin.
According to CBS Austin, Sims was a contracted employee working at the aforementioned Home Depot location.
REST IN PEACE🙏 18-year-old Brooklyn Sims is the employee shot and killed Friday afternoon while working inside an Escambia County Home Depot. She was the mother of a 2-year-old girl.
— WEAR ABC 3 (@weartv) August 14, 2023
Authorities have since released text messages shared between Keith Agee and his mother. Additionally, Agee expressed strong disdain for Sims in the messages, while his mother encouraged his actions.
TRIGGER WARNING: The text messages are intense in nature, as reported by Fox 35 Orlando.
Keith: “Shi ain’t do nun but cost me money and gave me a [expletive] I’m fin just shoot her Ik I hate that for [daughter] buh like I said I can’t take it idgaf Nomo.”
Sheila: “Ok I’ll call you and tell you mf if you want to go to jail I’ll tell you when we get close but if you don’t come kill her you a mf [expletive].”
Sheila: “Don’t call nanny and tell her she will try and talk you out of it.”
Sheila: “Don’t shoot at my mf car I don’t want to die.”
Keith: “Buh that’s another thing if she don’t get out that car momma and I have to drag her out or can’t ima ask u to step out Cuz I’m open the door jus shoot her.”
Sheila: “As long as you don’t shoot me.”
Sheila: “Hell if you getting off work now I’ll give you the address here and you can ride over here and do it so you don’t have to do it in front of [daughter].”
Sheila: “Hold up let me get it erase the texts cause I don’t want nobody to know I was texting you stupid [expletive].”
Sheila: “Ok whatever Idc do what you do idgaf. Cause I’m going home today not to hell or to jail.”
Keith: “good for u”
Sheila: “Ok then stop texting me I’m working. Do whatever you want to do. It don’t affect me either [expletive] way.”
According to Pensacola News Journal, when authorities arrived on the scene following the shooting, Sims was found dead. Additionally, officers found two other people injured.
Details Regarding The Relationship Of The Victim & Shooting Suspect
An arrest warrant alleges that Keith Agee began his day on Friday by preparing for work in Alabama. However, he received a call from a local medical office and decided to drive to Pensacola to injure Sims, as per CBS Austin.
According to Wear TV, friends of Sims have shared that her relationship with Agee has always been “a rough situation.”
“It was a rough situation between them trying to be together. Recently she’s just been trying to co-parent with him. That’s all she kind of wanted to do,” Xia Xang Parnell, a coworker and friend of Sims, explained. “All she ever talked about was that baby. Kacey is and was her life.”
Additionally, WPMI has reported that multiple women have previously filed protection orders against Keith Agee.
"We were almost done [with work] — probably another two minutes and we would've been leaving." Brooklyn Sims' close friend and co-worker, Xia Xang Parnell, sheds light on the Escambia County Home Depot victim's rocky relationship with suspect Keith Agee.https://t.co/1g0bh3g8HN pic.twitter.com/PrdC9g38BE
— WEAR ABC 3 (@weartv) August 14, 2023
Furthermore, the investigation into this case remains ongoing, please check back in with The Shade Room for more updates.