• Man charged with attempted murder in Palatka shooting


    PALATKA, Fla. - Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in the 500 block of North Eighth Street on Thursday evening.

    Nathaniel McDuffy, 40, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and attempted murder.

    The Palatka Police Department was called to the shooting around 7:20 p.m. to reports of shots fired, according to a release from PPD Assistant Chief James Griffith. When they arrived, they found a 35-year-old man in the front yard of a home with a gunshot wound to his back.

    The victim was taken to the Putnam Community Medical Center and then taken by air to a trauma center.

    Witnesses told police McDuffy, who was in a home across the street, was the one who shot the man, Griffith said.

    McDuffy was booked into the Putnam County Jail on no bond.

    The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has any additional information about the shooting is asked to contact PPD Lt. Jason Shaw or Det. Reno Fells at (386) 329-0115 or call the Crime Tip Hotline at (386) 329-0170.

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