Arrest made in deadly shooting on Anastasia Boulevard, police say

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A 34-year-old man is facing charges after a 50-year-old was shot and killed early Thursday morning on Anastasia Boulevard, St. Augustine police said.

Police said they were sent to investigate a fatal shooting in a parking lot behind a business on A1A (Anastasia Boulevard) just over the Bridge of Lions near Davis Shores.

On Thursday night, police announced that Vance Wilkins, 34, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the deadly shooting of Jason Mullins.

The shooting, police stressed, was isolated and they said there was no threat to the community.

A quick look into Wilkins’ background shows a very minor criminal record. He had been arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in 2010, but he does not have a prison record with the Florida Department of Corrections.

Additional details were to be released in a Friday afternoon news conference.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the suspected shooter’s name, based on the initial news release from the St. Augustine Police Department. An updated news release corrected the last name to Wilkins.

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