A disturbing turn of events has unfolded in Florida’s panhandle, where not only a young man was arrested for murder but also his own mother, after police uncovered text messages that appear to implicate her in the planning of a deadly shooting. Keith Agee, 20, was apprehended by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office on charges related to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Brooklyn Sims at a Home Depot in Pensacola. Authorities did not immediately disclose the nature of the relationship between Agee and Sims, but local news source WEAR reported that the two share a 2-year-old daughter.
In a shocking revelation, it was disclosed on Monday night that Agee’s 50-year-old mother, Sheila Agee, played a role in orchestrating the targeted attack. The police department shared that text messages exchanged between Keith and Sheila Agee indicate her involvement in the plan to kill Brooklyn Sims, even assisting in locating the victim.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office posted the alleged text messages on its Facebook page, revealing conversations that took place just before the fatal shooting. The chilling messages portray the mother and son discussing the planned attack.
“The murder itself is unbelievable, but to know the mother knew about it and helped coordinate it is incomprehensible,” Sheriff Chip Simmons stated through a Facebook post.
The Agees are now facing charges related to the shooting at The Home Depot. Keith Agee was arrested shortly after the incident and is currently held without bond on charges of homicide and aggravated battery. Sheila Agee was arrested in Washington County, Alabama, on charges of being an accomplice to first-degree murder. She will be extradited to Florida for further legal proceedings.
This unsettling case shines a light on the alarming impact of technology in criminal investigations and underlines the complexity of familial relationships that can become entwined in criminal activity. As the legal process unfolds, it stands as a stark reminder of the unexpected depths to which such situations can descend.