Thirty six year old St. Augustine, Florida man with Autism shot and killed

Thirty six year old St. Augustine, Florida resident, Carl Starke was fatally shot on Tuesday outside a northeast Florida condominium complex after being followed home from a local Wal-Mart by assailants looking to steal his vehicle.

Starke, a man with Autism was shot in the chest and found dead outside the condo he shares with his mother. Authorities in St. Augustine believe Starke was targeted because he had Autism and the shooters perceived him as an easy target to take his vehicle. Police said the suspects did not steal his car, but instead “murdered Carl in cold blood in our county.”

Sixteen year old Christopher O’Neal and seventeen year old Kevin William have been arrested on murder charges and a third person of interest was hospitalized following a police chase that led to crash on Wednesday.

Police are also seeking two other juveniles ranging in ages fifteen to seventeen years old.

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