St. Augustine man gunned down next to vigil for 2016 double murder

Deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly shooting in West Augustine.

Lavert Durden, 28, was killed after an argument on Christopher and Aiken Streets, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies are now looking for 30-year-old Brandon Calloway and 20-year-old Traevon Watson in connection to the shooting.

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The men are wanted for questioning.

They were involved in a heated argument with Durden just minutes before the shooting, according to Detective Gene Tolbert, Sergeant of Major Crimes Unit.

Traevon Watson was located Saturday evening and is speaking with detectives according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone who might know where Brandon Calloway might be is urged to call 824-8304 or 911.

Action News Jax reporter Courtney Cole spent the evening on the scene, speaking to neighbors and the aunt of the victim.

“What happened today and then for it to happen on the anniversary of my son’s death —you know, the family is torn to pieces,” said Annette Durden.

On Friday evening, Annette Durden was gathering with family to remember the lives of her son Charles “Juvie” Durden and his friend Stefon Larry.

"Me and my family, we still haven’t forgotten. It’s just like yesterday to us,” Annette Durden told Action News Jax.

They were shot, killed and burned inside of a SUV in November 2016.

But just minutes before they could walk to the memorial, her nephew Lavert Durden, was shot and killed in West Augustine.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a shooting call at 5:03 p.m. at Herbert Street and Christopher Street.

Deputies arrived on the scene at 5:08 p.m.

The victim, Lavert Durden, was already dead when officers arrived. The Sheriff’s Office said the Durden was shot multiple times.

Neighbors poured into the streets, in disbelief.

“[I] lived in this community all my life, this is not something that we’d normally have going on in our community,” said Reverend Ronald L Stafford. He’s the Pastor New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry, on the corner near the location of the deadly shooting scene.

Rev. Stafford not only lives in this community, but works in West Augustine as well.

“A bad situation to see a young man shot down like this,” said Reverend Stafford.

He told Action News Jax  it's normal to see St. Johns County Deputies in his church parking lot.

“Years ago, you had drugs and things is this community and the sheriff’s department worked very hard and cleaned it up,” said Reverend Stafford.

The Sheriff's Office says right now, this deadly shooting is not tied to drugs or gangs.

They believe it was an argument that got out of hand.

Annette Durden says their family needs answers — and closure -- now more than ever.

“There’s just a big hole in my heart. I really don’t how to really put it into words,” said Annette Durden.