Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw updated local Historic City News reporters this morning with word that last night’s shooting victim is dead and another man is in custody facing murder charges.
St. Johns County deputies were called to a disturbance in Hastings twice yesterday — the second altercation ended in gunfire.
Dead is 43 year-old Eric Brent Felder who lived at 499 North Washington St. in Hastings.
Felder and another man had been arguing early yesterday evening; however, when deputies arrived, the parties did not want to press charges so the deputies left the premises.
At about 8:45 p.m., nearly three hours later, deputies and St. Johns County paramedics returned to find that Felder had been mortally wounded by a gunshot to the head. The victim was transported to Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine where he died.
A relative of the man who fought with Felder earlier in the day, 21 year-old O’Shea Terrell Jackson, was positively identified by witnesses at the shooting scene last night. Witnesses say Jackson fled the area in a blue Chevrolet Impala.
Jackson, who resides at 68 Daniels Street, turned himself in to investigators shortly before midnight and is being questioned by Robbery-Homicide detectives.
Additional arrests are possible as detectives continue the investigation.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 824-8304. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).
Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News contributed photograph by SJSO