Flagler County man found guilty of first-degree murder in 2019 Circle K shooting, sentenced to life

Marcus Chamblin was found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

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  • | 4:26 p.m. April 15, 2024
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The suspect in the  Circle-K shooting was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on April 15.

After a five-day trial, a Flagler County jury convicted Marcus Chamblin of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of Deon Jenkins in October of 2019. Chamblin was also convicted of attempted second-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle, a Flagler County Sheriff's Office press release said.

Flagler County Judge Terrance Perkins sentenced Chamblin to life immediately after the trial for the first-degree murder charge, plus an additional 30 years for the attempted murder charge and a consecutive 15 years for shooting into an occupied vehicle, the press release said.

The trial for Chamblin’s co-defendant, Derrius Bauer — who is charged with principal to first-degree murder, principal to second-degree attempted murder and principal to shooting into an occupied vehicle — is set for this summer, the press release said.

The shooting took place 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2019, where Jenkins and another victim were sitting in their car at the Circle K Gas Station at Belle Terre Boulevard and Palm Coast Parkway at 3:30 in the morning, according to FCSO's original press release on the case. Chamblin and Bauer were arrested as the suspects who fired sixteen rounds in less than four second at the victims. 

The other passenger got away and called 911, but Jenkins died of his injuries at the scene. Chamblin and Bauer fled the scene and, after a 15-month investigation, the FCSO and other law enforcement agencies tracked the two to California.

“I’m thankful the jury connected all the evidence, so justice was served for the victim and his family. Now this killer will have the rest of his life behind bars to regret his decision to take the life of another young man,”  Sheriff Rick Staly said. “In 2021, after a 15-month-long investigation, we got him and his accomplice off the streets. Thanks to the amazing team of investigators who pursued this murderer across the nation, and to the thorough prosecutors with the 7th Judicial Court, he will never get the chance to take another life again.” 

This story was edited at 9:48 p.m. on April 15.


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