Man shot by police, convicted of weapons charge now indicted on murder charge

Dwayne Wimberly indicted on murder charge in April 2015 death of Troy Colton

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Dewayne Wimberly in court Friday making first appearance on murder charge.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Duval County grand jury indicted Dwayne Wimberly on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the April 2015 shooting death of Troy Colton at a gas station on Raiford Street, the State Attorney's Office announced Thursday. 

Witnesses identified Wimberly as the shooter, and investigators determined that the shooting was payback for Colton having beaten up a friend of Wimberly’s, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Wimberly, who was wanted for questioning in a carjacking, was shot in the leg by a Jacksonville police officer 10 days later.

Wimberly recovered and has been in custody for a year and a half. Wimberly was tried and convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

JSO arrested Shontae Oliver in August as an accessory in the Colton murder. Wimberly was served the murder arrest warrant in October in state prison and was brought back to the Duval County Jail to face the murder charge, where he was ordered held without bond.

 

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