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22-year-old man convicted in attempted murder

Authorities say Maurice Jackson pulled out gun, shot victim in arm in March

Booking photo of Maurice Jackson.
Booking photo of Maurice Jackson.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 22-year-old man was convicted Tuesday afternoon of attempted murder in the second degree and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In March, the victim was visiting a friend at the Eureka Gardens apartment complex when he encountered Maurice Javon Jackson.

As Jackson walked near the victim, authorities said he pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the arm. The victim has recovered from his injuries.

Jackson faces up to life in prison as a "10-20-Life" offender. The state attorney's office said he has a 2011 felony conviction for possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent found to have committed a felony.

Jackson will be sentenced the week of Oct. 14.