Man, 23, dies after being shot in head

Death was initially reported as result of hit-and-run crash


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 23-year-old man initially believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run crash died of a gunshot wound Friday night, Jacksonville police said.

Jonathon Jarvis was found lying unresponsive in the middle of the road at West 18th Street and Moncrief Road in Northwest Jacksonville just before 10 p.m. Friday.

Police said Jarvis was reported to have been hit by a car. They said that just before that was reported, patrol officers in the area heard gunshots.

Rescuers said Jarvis had a gunshot wound to the head.

He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Anyone with any information about the killing is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.