Police idenfity man killed breaking up fight

Victim found with stab wounds, lying on Westside road


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police say the man stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight between two women early the morning of Dec. 24 was 47-year-old James Duggan.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to Leslie Road on the Westside shortly after midnight.  When they arrived, they found the victim lying in the road with a stab wound to his chest.

Rescue responded and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation revealed two women were involved in a physical altercation, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.  The victim was attempting to break up the fight when he was stabbed, police said.

There were several witnesses and a person of interest that were interviewed by detectives.  As of Tuesday, police have not said if there was an arrest, noting this is an active, ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.