SJSO: All four suspects sought following fatal St. Augustine shooting in custody

Jacksonville, FL — The search for two wanted suspects has now come to an end in St. Augustine.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office announcing Thursday afternoon, that the remaining two suspects being sought following a deadly shooting on Usina Road and Cowan Road have both been taken into custody. 

Undersheriff Matthew Cline says their early investigation has revealed that five individuals traveled from Duval County to this part of St. Johns County for something drug-related.

"Whether their presence was known by the residents on Cowan Road as being consensual or as a robbery, we're not quite sure yet. Everyone is being interviewed as we speak. Obviously, things didn't go very well. There were shots fired and an individual... is deceased on scene," says Cline.

WOKV told you early Thursday, when the search for the suspects began. Deputies say when they were responding to reports of gunfire, a white vehicle was spotted fleeing the scene.

As the search continued for the remaining two, Cline says the sheriff's office used every available resource as part of this search.

"We had deputies that have suffered heat exhaustion. We've got deputies that are being treated at Flagler Hospital, as we speak," says Cline.

But in the end, Cline says it was a citizen tip that led to the capture of the remaining two individuals.

"The fact that someone had the courage to see something and say something and pick up the phone, make the call to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, we were able to end this thing," says Cline.

The sheriff's office hasn't released the names of any of the four individuals or the man who was fatally shot. At this time, they're also not releasing what charges the four could face or how they were connected to the shooting.


LIVE: Update on this morning’s shooting/search from the SJSO Squad Room

Posted by St. Johns County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, September 13, 2018

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