By Florida Star Staff
(Jacksonville, Florida) His parents apparently had high hopes for their son by choosing to name him after one of the greatest historical figures of the Civil Rights Movement.
However, the week commemorating the birthday of the late Dr Martin Luther King, birthday, 33 year old Martin Luther King (who is understood not to be related to the family of the civil rights icon) has been charged with murder. Using an assault-rifle attack on January 9 he killed one person and wounded two others.
King was charged with murder following the triple shooting in the 1900 block of West 25th Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
King is charged with the murder of Andrew Lamon Stephens, 36, and two counts of aggravated battery on two other victims who were shot but survived. Their names have not been released.
The victims were playing cards or dominoes in an empty lot, at the time they were shot, police said. The masked shooter approached the three victims and opened fire with an assault rifle from across the street.
King was identified with the help of witnesses at the scene, police said.