St. Augustine, FL (March 8, 2019) – The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced that they have arrested a suspect that shot and killed a 29-year-old man in 2018.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Jonathon Demont Oxendine. On June 23rd of last year, police were called to the scene of a disturbance at Hurst Street and Sanatorium Avenue around 6:00 p.m. to find that shots had been fired. They discovered that 29-year-old Darrell Jenkins had been shot. He was transported to the hospital, where he tragically passed away due to his injuries.

Oxendine told deputies that he was the shooter as he turned over his handgun and concealed weapons permit.

The sheriff’s office said that Oxendine was released due to the circumstances of the incident. Now, however, he is facing one count of manslaughter against Oxendine.

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