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Best friend of woman charged in Clay County homicide stunned

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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - The best friend of a woman accused in the death of an 18-year-old in Green Cove Springs is stunned by the news. 

Three people accused in the shooting death of a Clay County teenager appeared Monday morning in Clay County Court. 

Taurean Johnson, 28, Jordan Tyler Coleman, 20, and Alexandra Schreffler, 21, were arrested Sunday night after deputies found Kolton Shearer, 18, dead and another man injured at a gas station.

U.S. Marshals assisted in a regional search for a fourth suspect, who was on the run for days after the teen was killed early Sunday morning.

Ozell McNabb Jr. turned himself into the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday.

The second victim was shot in the leg and taken to Orange Park Medical Center for treatment. He is in stable condition, according to hospital staff. 


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Schreffler has been visibly upset since her arrest, and showed the same emotion in court. Action News Jax confirmed with authorities that she is on suicide watch.

Action News Jax’s Kaitlyn Chana spoke with the best friend of one of the young murder suspects who is already in custody.

“She’s my best friend and I love her,” said Kayla Salazar.

Salazar said she’s stunned over the news that her closest childhood friend, Alexandra Schreffler, might be involved in this crime.

“I think she is involved, but I don’t think she meant it to turn out the way it happened,” Salazar said. “He (Coleman) never seemed like he would do anything like this and Ozell, I mean, I didn’t even know he could even hurt a fly.”

Deputies said Schreffler was staying at the house with suspect Jordan Coleman. Salazar said there’s a different side to these suspects.

“She (Alexandra Schreffler) always has the best advice, but doesn’t know how to take her own. But, she sure does know how to give it,” Salazar said.

The judge ordered no bond for Schreffler, Johnson, and Coleman.

They are scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 12. 


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