Reported shooting leads to second-degree murder arrest in Putnam County

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Palatka man Friday morning on a second-degree murder charge after responding to a shooting at his home.

Andrew Roy Donaldson, 27, was taken into custody on the charge after deputies found a deceased 37-year-old male at a residence in the 100 block of Shelly Street, a news release from the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were first called to the home around 10 a.m. in response to a reported shooting. Upon finding the body, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Scene Unit responded to begin an investigation.

Donaldson lived at the home, the release said.

As of press time the name of the deceased had not been released pending family notification.

 

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