A Florida fire chief has been arrested for the murder of a 63-year-old business owner.
The Escambia County Sheriff announced the arrest of Baker Fire Chief Brian Keith Easterling on Sunday.
Authorities say surveillance video showed Easterling entering the victim’s shop on the 3900-block of Creighton Road Thursday and opening fire on him.
While authorities are not saying much about the victim, they did report that they believe Easterling targeted him because of a failed business deal:
“Brian Keith Easterling entered the business and shot the business owner over a dispute about prior business deals, where the victim allegedly owed Easterling money,” Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said.
Easterling was located at his home in Okaloosa County and taken into the Okaloosa County Jail.
He is charged with premeditated murder and is expected to be extradited to Escambia to face the charges.