Police investigating St. Augustine shooting

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting they said occurred Sunday morning in St. Augustine.

Police said they responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at a house in the 500 block of Florida Club Boulevard at about 12:30 a.m.

Deputies said they found Christopher Depriest, 29, who had been shot twice inside the house.

Officials learned the woman involved in the domestic disturbance called a relative, who lived nearby, for help after she said she was a victim of domestic violence.

When Philip Orlando, 59, arrived to the home, a fight broke out, leading to Orlando firing his gun, striking Depriest twice.

Orlando told deputies prior to the shooting Depriest was assaulting him.

Deputies said Depriest was treated at the scene for his injury and was then airlifted to UF Health Jacksonville, where he is in stable condition following surgery.

Stay with News4Jax for updates on this story as police continue to investigate.

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