LAKE CITY, Fla. – The Lake City Police Department on Thursday announced the arrest of a 15-year-old, who’s facing a charge of homicide in the shooting death of a 17-year-old.
It happened in October when police responded to the Cedar Park Apartments. Investigators identified the victim as Cameron Minter.
Antarious Fluellen Jr. is the teenager facing a charge of homicide, and sources tell News4JAX that Fluellen Jr. was shot by Jacksonville police in February.
Kashawna Bing is Minter’s cousin. Energetic, loving — and a tough cookie are words she used to describe him.
“Everybody loved him,” Bing said. “He just put a smile on everybody’s face no matter what.”
News4JAX asked what her thoughts about a 15-year-old being arrested.
“I don’t care how old you is,” Bing said. “Justice has to be served no matter what, because if it was your child, you would want justice,”
According to sources, JSO in February responded to a reported armed robbery at a home — and when officers responded, teenagers ran. Fluellen, sources said, was shot and critically injured.
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Fluellen’s mother reached out to News4JAX in February when this happened. We called her back Friday, but she didn’t wish to comment.
Bing says life without Minter will always cause pain for the family and that his mother needs justice.
“That’s her child. And she deserves that,” Bing said.
The State Attorney’s Office told JSO they have no objections to releasing the body camera footage from Fluellen’s shooting back in February. We’re told it’ll be a few weeks, but the video is being prepared for release.