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Second victim from Memorial Day shootings identified

Second victim from Memorial Day shootings identified

  • PublishedMay 31, 2024

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has identified Marco Mandujano, 26, as the victim of the Saturday shooting at Ginnie Springs that wounded two others.

GILCHRIST COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has identified a Morriston man killed at Ginnie Springs over the weekend.

The May 25 shooting at Ginnie Springs where Mandujano was killed and two were injured came after another shooting that left 34-year-old Koty Stewart, of Jacksonville, dead

The agency said Marco Mandujano, 26, died from injuries he sustained and the other two shooting victims were treated at the hospital and have been released. FDLE said the May 25 shooting occurred in a large crowd and referred to the victims as “innocent bystanders.”

 Manujano’s family set up a GoFundMe page for him.

Marco Emiliano Mandujano was taken away into heaven recently May 28th. He was victim to a recent shooting at Ginnie Springs where he was a innocent bystander and unfortunately had his life taken. Marco was a father, son, brother, and friend to many people and we the family are asking for financial support for his final resting place. I appreciate everyone who was a friend or family member and any support be it financial or emotional is greatly appreciated,” the organizer wrote.

“We have developed suspects in this case, and we’re continuing to work our investigation, our investigation is still ongoing,” said Will Porter, the resident agent in charge of the FDLE Gainesville field office.

FDLE urges anyone who may have witnessed the incident or that has information about this case to call FDLE at 386-462-9975.

Shooting of Koty Stewart

Mandujano’s death is one of two from Ginnie Springs over the weekend.

Just after midnight Saturday, Stewart was shot and killed. Investigators with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Fisher Watts from St. Mary’s, Georgia, on first-degree murder charges. His brother, Dallas Watts, was also arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

The investigation revealed the shooting stemmed from a dispute over a parking place at a campsite, according to police.

Police said two opposing parties were involved in two physical altercations just hours before the shooting. Witnesses told police they believed the dispute was resolved before the shooting occurred.

Fisher Watts fled the scene, according to police. He was arrested Sunday afternoon in Georgia and remains in the custody of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Dallas Watts was arrested at Ginnie Springs on Saturday.

Stewart’s aunt, Mindy Stewart, said the family just wants justice for Koty.

“He was the glue. Now the family … I don’t know where we go from here. I know, day by day, it’ll come together. It’s too hard to see right now,” Stewart said.

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is asking any individuals who were at Ginnie Springs at the time of the shootings or may have additional information to contact them at (352) 463-3410

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