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South Florida man fatally shoots twin of sibling's accused killer, police say

Samuel Barber III tells police he killed Kunta Kinte Riddick in self-defense

Samuel Barber III is accused of fatally shooting Kunta Kinte Barber, who is the twin of his brother's accused killer.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida man whose brother was shot dead earlier this year is accused of fatally shooting the twin of his sibling's accused killer, police said.

Samuel Barber III walked into the Boynton Beach Police Department on Wednesday with a gun in the back of his waistband and was immediately detained by officers, Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said.

Barber, 33, of Greenacres, told police he shot and killed Kunta Kinte Riddick, 40, in self-defense, Slater said.

Riddick is the twin brother of Kelcey Riddick, who is accused of killing Barber's brother during another shooting in Boynton Beach in September.

According to a police report from the September shooting, Riddick fatally shot Derrick Barber on Labor Day evening. A confidential informant told police that the shooter's twin brother and Derrick Barber were feuding over the victim's child's mother.

Witnesses to Wednesday's shooting told police that Samuel Barber was the aggressor and shot Kunta Kinte Riddick in the back while he was face-down on the ground.

Samuel Barber is facing a charge of second-degree murder. He was being held without bond in a Palm Beach County jail.


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