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Man arrested in Westside double killing

3rd person suffered life-threatening injuries in shooting

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Keith Collins Jr.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Keith Collins Jr.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – A 24-year-old Jacksonville man has been arrested in the killings of a man and a woman on the Westside early Saturday morning.

Keith Collins Jr., 24, is charged with murder in the shooting deaths of 21-year-olds Emanual Robinson and Latricia Johnson at the Canterbury Gardens Apartments at 1591 S. Lane Ave. about 3 a.m.

According to a police report, Collins had driven Johnson home from work and was expecting to stay there. He and Robinson got into an argument over where Collins would sleep, and Robinson told Collins he couldn't sleep in a specific bed, according to police.

Investigators said Collins shot Robinson several times, as well as an unnamed woman, who pretended to be dead. Collins then went into the outer room and shot Johnson as she jumped through the screen of the patio door to escape, police said. She collapsed dead in a neighbor's patio.

The other woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Police said they were all friends. Collins was arrested the next night at a recording studio in Baymeadows.