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Man killed, another in custody after shooting in downtown St. Augustine

A man is in custody after a deadly shooting early Saturday morning in downtown St. Augustine.
A man is in custody after a deadly shooting early Saturday morning in downtown St. Augustine.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A man is in custody after a deadly shooting early Saturday morning in downtown St. Augustine.

Police said someone pulled out a gun about 1:50 a.m. and fired several shots outside Dos Gatos, a bar on Hypolita Street. The St. Augustine Police Department said the shots were fired after a fight and one man died.

Several other people in the area at the time were not hurt.

A vigil was held Saturday night for Adam Amoia, who was in his late 30s. Friends said he was a big part of the St. Augustine community. He owned some businesses, such as Romeo’s Cafe and The Standard in St Augustine.

“He was the unofficial mayor of this town,” said Seun Sobanjo, a friend. “He took care of all of us, went out of his way, always to look out for his neighbor.”

At this time, we do not know if the two people involved knew each other.

News4Jax will update this story as we learn more information.


About the Authors:

Brie Isom joined the News4JAX team in January 2021 after spending three years covering news in South Bend, Indiana.

Multi-media journalist with a special interest in Georgia issues.