Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police: Man Jumps into Truck, Is Killed

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police: Man Jumps into Truck, Is Killed

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One man was killed Sunday in a St. Augustine shooting after he jumped into a truck bed, then tried to commandeer the vehicle that had a pregnant woman and two children inside, police said.

David Blythe, 40, of St. Augustine, was shot once while fighting with a man who pulled him out of the truck, police said. Police interviewed and released William Carcaba, 37, who had been driving the truck and fired the fatal shot in the altercation about 1:45 p.m., police spokesman Mark Samson said.

Samson said the investigation wasn't finished Sunday but would likely be ruled a justified shooting.

Samson said Blythe was at a St. Johns County library on Ponce DeLeon Boulevard and was spinning doughnuts in the parking lot during an argument with his girlfriend. He left and ran south a few blocks on Ponce as Carcaba was heading out of an alley on his way to the beach with his pregnant girlfriend and her two children.

Blythe jumped into the bed of the truck, which Carcaba threw into reverse and backed to his father's house in the 100 block of Cunningham Avenue, which he had been leaving.

Carcaba told his girlfriend to lock the car, then jumped out to get his father, Tony Carcaba, and possibly a gun, Samson said. When they came outside, the elder Carcaba grabbed Blythe, who had gotten into the cab of the truck and was grabbing the keys and then at a girl in a rear seat, Samson said.

During the fight, the senior Carcaba was knocked to the ground and was being choked, almost to the point of unconsciousness, Samson said.

William Carcaba, who had his father's 9mm Baretta, warned Blythe to stop or he would be shot, Samson said. When the fighting persisted, the shooting occurred.

Samson said Blythe was shot in the head.


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