Police Release ID Of Man Killed At Park

Person Who Shot Man, Boy Sought By Police

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville police have released the identity of a man shot and killed at a Northwest Jacksonville park Friday evening.

Police said 23-year-old Charles Jenkins and a 9-year-old boy were shot during a large fight at Beverly Hills Park in the 4500 block of Portsmouth Avenue just after 7 p.m. Friday.

Police said that when officers arrived, they saw a large group of people running down the street. Police said Jenkins was driven to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


Police said rescuers took the child, whose identity police did not release, to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The child was expected to survive.

Police did not release any other details about the double shooting. Investigators were still looking for the shooter.

If you have any information on the shooting, call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.