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Man, 23, arrested in shooting that killed another man in Pahokee

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Jul 21, 2023
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PAHOKEE, Fla. — Palm Beach County deputies have arrested a 23-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man in Pahokee.

The incident happened Thursday at around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment at 170 West 3rd St.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the shooting stems from an argument over money. A witness who was inside the apartment told deputies that Antrone McCants, 23, forced his way inside, went to a back bedroom and shot Antoine Smith multiple times.

The witness grabbed a candle holder struck McCants in the head and in return, McCants pointed the gun at the witness, pulled the trigger twice but the gun did not fire.

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He left the apartment, while the witness called 911.

Deputies arrived to find Smith, 33, suffering from a gunshot wound to his back. He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center via Trauma Hawk, where he died from his injuries.

McCants was located a short time later and was taken into custody by the road patrol deputies.

Following a brief investigation, deputies arrested McCants and took him to Palm Beach County Jail.

He faces a charge of armed burglary, first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.