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Police: Murder-suicide involving neighbors in St. Johns County

A suspect shot themselves and then a neighbor at the 800 block of Servia Drive, police say.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — A murder-suicide happened Saturday at the 800 block of Servia Drive in St. Johns County, police say.

A statement by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office "an incident occurred between neighbors," and one was shot and killed.

The shooter then went back into their home and shot themselves in their backyard, where they died.

Dylan D'amours, who lives just down the street, saw the scene unfolding. 

He said he received a phone call from his mother alerting him about a heavy police presence just down the street from their home.

“I decided to ride my board down there to see what's going on, and I just see them doing CPR on a guy on the ground and then I saw them put a tarp over him. it was really traumatizing to see," D’amours said. 

He said that though this a safe neighborhood, he has heard that neighbors in the area where the shooting took place get into arguments frequently.

“We know that there’s drama over there. I never heard how the arguments start. we just heard on the WhatsApp that the neighbors down there are always arguing," said D’amours.

There is no threat to the public at this time, police said. 

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate. There is no known cause for the incident at this time.