DELRAY VIOLENCE: Three Shootings, One Death Thursday Afternoon

DELRAY BEACH, FL ( (Source: Delray Beach PD) — A 30-year-old city worker with lethal gunshot wounds drove himself to Delray Beach Fire Rescue headquarters Thursday afternoon, but his efforts to save himself were in vain. Jarvis Collins died a short time later at Delray Medical Center. Delray Beach police detectives were investigating to determine where and by whom Collins was shot.

It was the second of three shootings Thursday afternoon in Delray Beach. It’s unclear if the incidents are related.

At 12:08, DBPD Communications received multiple calls of shots fired in the 200 block of Northwest 13th Avenue. Responding officers found an injured adult male at the scene. Trevonta King, 19, appeared to have gunshot wounds and may have been run over by a vehicle. Delray Beach Fire Rescue transported him to Delray Medical Center with serious injuries. Two other men, who had been occupants in the silver Mercedes SUV that was involved in the incident, stayed on scene to talk to detectives. No one has been arrested. King and the two other men know each other, but it’s unclear what prompted the shooting, which sent a stray bullet through a door and lodged in a chair inside a neighboring home. Though the house was occupied, no one was injured.

Then at 1:41 p.m., an injured Collins drove his silver Buick Lacrosse into a fire station bay at 501 W. Atlantic Ave. Paramedics treated him there and transported him as a trauma alert to DMC, where he was later pronounced dead. Detectives are asking the public for information about a suspect and location of the shooting.

At 1:54 p.m., an officer near the 300 block of Southwest 11th Avenue heard gunshots. Officers later discovered that someone had fired shots that hit a house and vehicle. No one was injured.

Detectives are investigating to determine whether these incidents are connected. They are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information about these shootings is asked to call DBPD’s non-emergency number at (561) 243-7800 or report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at (800) 458-TIPS (8477), online at or by texting Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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