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Anthony Thurston Jr Obituary, Teen identified in deadly Wawa shooting in Riviera Beach

Anthony Thurston Jr Obituary,  – The young man who was fatally shot inside the Wawa convenience store in Riviera Beach has been identified as 15-year-old Anthony Thurston Jr. from Palm Beach Gardens. However, the exact details of the incident remain undisclosed as the Riviera Beach police have not provided any information regarding the shooting.

The tragic event occurred around 10 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wawa gas station on Blue Heron Boulevard and Garden Road. Amidst customers and staff present, gunshots were fired inside the store. Following the investigation, a woman named Shaakiara Smith was arrested by the officers for engaging in an argument and attempting to provoke a fight. Smith confirmed to CBS12 News that the deceased individual was her son, Anthony Thurston Jr. She expressed uncertainty about the circumstances leading to her son’s death and the identity of the shooter due to the lack of information shared by the Riviera Beach Police.

Despite multiple attempts to reach out to the police department, no details have been disclosed regarding the ongoing investigation. The absence of information has raised concerns among customers who frequent the Wawa store, with some expressing fear for their safety. The store remained closed on Thursday night, further adding to the unease in the community.

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