Few leads in Saturday’s King Street murder

Published 8:02am Tuesday, June 4, 2013

More than two days after the shocking murder of a Selma man on King Street, investigators are still seeking information on a potential suspect or suspects.

Shortly after noon on Saturday, Selma Police responded to the 300 block of King Street where they found 24-year-old Antonio Boykin shot and killed in the doorway of his home. Boykin was the only person in the home at the time.

“We are still calling on the community for help in finding out what happened, who was involved in this tragedy,” Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley said. “At this point, we are continuing to investigate the case and seek out those responsible.

Details of the shooting are also scarce as police would only confirm the victim “suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.”

A neighbor told the Times-Journal the victim was reportedly shot three times by a suspect who walked up to the door and fired when the victim opened the front door. Police officials would not confirm any information on the number of suspects or if they “walked up to the door.”

“We’re not going to tolerate behavior like this — murders and shootings,” Riley said Saturday. “We’re going to use all of our resources to identify those responsible for this and bring them to justice. We’re dealing with a dangerous and violent murderer here.”

If the public has any information regarding this incident, Riley asked that they notify the police department or Crimestoppers at 1-866-44-CRIME.

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