BUNNELL, Fla. – A 16-year-old was shot and killed in Bunnell, prompting authorities to issue a warning that retaliation and violence will not be tolerated.
Noah Smith, 16, was fatally shot Wednesday on South Anderson Street, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
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“We have heard the chatter of recent threats and retaliation in the community,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We’ve been informed of multiple threats against the alleged perpetrator and the possibility of people taking matters into their own hands.”
Staly said retaliation will not be tolerated.
The Bunnell Police Department requested the sheriff’s office to take over the investigation due to additional investigative techniques at the agency’s disposal.
There is a reward of up to $5,000 for tips that lead to an arrest, according to the sheriff’s office.
Anyone with information can call investigators at 386-313-4911.