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Teen shot to death in Palatka identified

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Updated: 1/27 12:20 pm
PALATKA, Fla. -- Deputies are questioning a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Palatka.

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon on Locust Avenue.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 16-year-old Terry "TJ" Monahan.

Neighbors said they saw Monahan staggering in the yard of the house where he lived before he collapsed and died.

One woman, who did not wish to be identified, said someone asked to use her phone to call 911.

"I'm still shaken up," she said. "It's a young man, a young kid. It's tough."

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement spent hours at the scene, collecting evidence and interviewing possible witnesses.

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