A search that was headed into its sixth day ended early Friday morning when 18-year-old Walter Ford surrendered to authorities with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

A search that was headed into its sixth day ended early Friday morning when 18-year-old Walter Ford surrendered to authorities with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

Ford, whose address is listed as "REFUSED" on the Santa Rosa County Jail website, was the third suspect sought in a Feb. 4 triple shooting in Milton that left Thomas Buckhalter, 34, dead. Ford, who is charged with one count of homicide and two counts of attempted homicide, was booked into the jail at 1:29 a.m. Friday. 

Already in custody and facing identical charges are Dedric Keandre Davis, 20, and Kyhem Jalil Johnson, 23. Davis and Johnson are residents of Milton, which also is believed to be the hometown of Ford.

A Be On The Lookout (BOLO) alert was issued by the Milton Police Department on Wednesday for Ford. The public statement from the department asked for the public's help for information leading to his location and arrest.

The shooting incident occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. last Saturday on the 6600 block of Applegate Street near Peachtree Street.

Three victims were found by police at the scene — two men and one woman. While Buckhalter died in the shooting, Ashley Johns and Jermun Narin survived their injuries. Buckhalter leaves behind six sons and one daughter.

The incident had "all of the markings of a drive-by shooting," said Milton Police Department spokeswoman Pamela Holt.

More information will be reported at nwfdailynews.com on this developing story as it becomes available.