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Police: 2 men arrested after 19-year-old shot, killed in Starke

Marcus Whitfield (left) and Demetrius Wilson (right)
Marcus Whitfield (left) and Demetrius Wilson (right) (Bradford County Sheriff's Office)

STARKE, Fla. – Two men were arrested after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed earlier this month in Starke, according to a news release Monday from the Starke Police Department.

Police said they responded around 9:30 p.m. July 10 to the area of Old Lawtey Road after reports that someone had been shot.

Officers found the 19-year-old dead from a gunshot wound. Police identified the 19-year-old as Blake Williams.

Investigators said evidence and interviews led to arrest warrants being obtained for Marcus Whitfield and Demetrius Wilson.

On Sunday, Whitfield and Wilson were taken into custody by the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office. They were then booked into the Bradford County jail

Whitfield is charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Wilson is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Police said this case is not related to the death of a 28-year-old man in Starke that’s under investigation.