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Deputies: Man kills neighbor’s friend, then self in Treasure Beach neighborhood

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Two men were found dead Wednesday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide in the Treasure Beach neighborhood south of St. Augustine Beach, according to St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar.

Heavily-armed deputies swarmed the neighborhood off Costanero Road about 1 p.m. after a 911 call about a shooting.

They found a motorcycle lying in the street and a man, later identified as 58-year-old James Kovac, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. A second man, later identified as 58-year-old Eric Huro, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a home a couple of houses away.

A gun was found nearby.

Deputies said Kovac and Huro were acquaintances. Kovac, who did not live in the neighborhood, was a friend of one of Huro’s neighbors. A few days before the shootings, the two men exchanged words for unknown reasons, investigators said.

According to deputies, Kovac visited his friend again the day of the shootings, and as he was leaving on his motorcycle, Huro came out of his house and started shooting; then killed himself.


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