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FPC’s Curtis Gray, 18, Is Shot and Killed Outside Coin Laundry in Palm Coast

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Curtis Gray, 18, a Flagler Palm Coast High School senior, was shot and killed outside a smoke shop and coin laundry off Belle Terre Parkway at 12:36 this morning, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said.

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Well to be fair, when I was 19 and far away from home , clothes were cheap in Macy's basement and laundry a downer. My laundry hamper was a refrigerator box and there was a bar/Laundromat in Buckhead so on the occasion I ran out of clean clothes (like my white parachute pants) I enlisted peers to party with me as we loaded a line of machines and drank cocktails.
 

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Palm Coast, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Curtis Israel Gray.

FCSO deputies responded to Palm Coast Laundry, located at 4845 Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast, shortly after 12:30 a.m. this morning. They found Gray and had him immediately airlifted to a trauma hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

FCSO detectives and deputies are actively investigating the incident and following all leads. The incident is believed to be isolated and FCSO says there is no immediate danger to the community.

“This is a very sad day for the families of those involved and we are following all leads to find out exactly what happened,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We will release more information when it is appropriate.” Further details will be released as the investigation continues.
 

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Flagler sheriff's deputies pulled over a driver, guns drawn, off Pine Lakes Parkway and shortly after surrounded a house with the SWAT team nearby in the W Section.

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The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating Marion Leo Gavins Jr., 17, of Palm Coast. He's been charged in the shooting death of Curtis Gray, 18, Saturday morning.

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Marion L. Gavins Jr. (Flagler County Jail)

Palm Coast, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office arrests a 17-year-old for the shooting death of another teenager over the weekend.

Speaking to media and on the agency’s Facebook page Sunday night (April 14th), Sheriff Rick Staly said it took around 36 hours from the time Curtis I. Gray – a former Matanzas High School quarterback – was killed to bring Marion L. Gavins Jr. into custody.

“This is a tragedy for two families, one who lost a son who was an aspiring athlete and the other whose son will likely spend the rest of his life in prison or face the death penalty,” Staly added. “I hope this fast arrest will help the Gray family with their loss.”

Staly gave thanks to Gavins’ mom for arranging a safe way to take the teen – who is one month shy of his 18th birthday – into custody on first-degree murder.

The sheriff also told reporters that he’s urging Florida 7th Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza to charge Gavins – who has been arrested three times before – as an adult.

FCSO officials say a motive for the murder isn’t clear at this point, but they do believe it was Gavins who shot Gray during a fight outside a laundromat on Belle Terre Parkway near Palm Coast Parkway around 12:30 Saturday morning (April 13th).

Detectives managed to tie Gavins to the crime based in part on witness testimony. Gray also made a “dying declaration”, according to Staly, but he declined to discuss that part in any more detail.

Hours after the shooting, deputies made a traffic stop on a car leaving Gavins’ home in the W-section of Palm Coast and also got a search warrant to go through another home in the W-section, finding what FCSO believes is the getaway vehicle.

Both times, FCSO didn’t find Gavins, but Staly says those moves likely helped create the pressure needed for his mom to arrange a peaceful surrender on Sunday afternoon.

According to FCSO, Gavins was arrested in October 2014 for selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. He was expelled from school and arrested in 2015 for bringing a kitchen knife onto a school campus, along with violating probation based on his prior arrest. He was also arrested in 2016 for domestic violence.
 

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Marion Gavins's arrest on a murder charge Sunday was the culmination of four years of run-ins with school authorities, suspensions, expulsions, run-ins with sheriff's deputies, arrests, stints in the criminal justice system's juvenile division, probation and house arrest.

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Curtis Gray was an 18-year-old senior and track athlete at Flagler Palm Coast High School who'd also been an athlete for three years at Matanzas High. His death Saturday was rippling, and ripping, across the community early this week.

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Palm Coast, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is trying to speak with witnesses in reference to an ongoing homicide investigation.

But, they’re getting reports that those witnesses are being threatened to keep from talking to authorities. And, FCSO isn’t taking that lightly.

According to FCSO, those instances of threats of retaliation against witnesses will be investigated and anyone engaged in those threats could face charges.

No specific examples were given but authorities did mention written threats to kill and witness tampering.

These witnesses are a part of FCSO’s ongoing investigation involving the shooting death of 17-year-old Curtis Gray, in which 17-year-old Marion Gavins Jr. has been arrested for.

In that same case, FCSO is still trying to speak with 18-year-old Teresa Selgado AKA “Alex,” who is not considered a suspect but instead a person of interest in this case.

FCSO says that anyone with information on the case should call them at (386) 313-4911. Anyone who feels they’re being threatened or that someone is attempting to influence their testimony should report that to the FCSO by call 911.
 

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The unfounded rumor about possible retaliation related to the shooting death of 18-year-old FPC student Curtis Gray reflects continuing concern by law enforcement and the school district over further consequences from the shooting.

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Teresa Salgado, wanted as a person of interest in the shooting death of Curtis Gray last Saturday, was arrested on an LSD possession charge from a January incident in which she had already been arrested and bonded out.

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Flagler Beach, FL – An 18-year-old woman wanted as a person of interest in a Palm Coast homicide is in custody. Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Teresa Salgado after obtaining a warrant for an incident that happened in January.

FCSO investigators have wanted to speak with Salgado since the murder of 17-year-old Curtis Gray on April 13. The person who deputies say pulled the trigger, 17-year-old Marion Gavins, Jr., was turned over to FCSO by his mother.

The warrant for Salgado was from a traffic stop on January 15, 2019. Deputies found a substance on Salgado that was sent to FDLE for analysis. Lab results received recently confirm that the substance was LSD, a synthetic crystalline compound that is a potent hallucinogenic drug.

Salgado is in the Flagler County Jail, being held on a $5,000 bond.

“We want to thank the community for the tips to help locate Salgado,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “I’ve said before that you can run and hide from us but you will only go to jail tired as we will find you. Salgado is proof that we do not give up!”
 
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