The Baker County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people in connection to Sunday now-fatal triple shooting that started after arguments over social media.
BCSO reported Monday that the shooting was a result of an ongoing feud between the suspects and those residing at a home in the 9300 block of South C.R. 125 in Glen St. Mary.
“The feud was fueled by derogatory and threatening rhetoric between the two groups on social media platforms and eventually escalated to this shooting,” a news release said.
William Lauramore, 24, Zachary Bell, 20, Joseph Albino, 24, Christian Watkins, 19, Cory Lauramore, 18, a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old male arrived at the 9368 South C.R. 125 residence. They were armed with firearms, wearing masks and other clothes to hide their identity.
BCSO said they went there with the intent to confront the occupants of the residence in regards to the ongoing feud.
The suspects allegedly forced their way into the residence confronted the occupants, who were awakened by loud noises and yelling.
They realized they were being threatened and allegedly armed themselves, and exchanged gunfire with the suspects. As a result of the shooting, three of the suspects were shot multiple times.
Cory Lauramore, 18, died from his gunshot wounds, while an unidentified juvenile is currently being treated at Shands Jacksonville. William Lauramore, 24, was treated and released to law enforcement.
Zachary Bell, Christian Watkins and Joseph Albino were arrested along with a 15-year-old male and charged with home invasion. William Lauramore is in custody in Duval and will be transported to the Baker County Detention Center Monday evening.
The suspects made be charged with other crimes at a later date.
Stay with First Coast News as we continue to follow this developing story.