Man, 21, shot, killed at gas station in Regency area
Witnesses tell police 2 suspects sped off
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 21-year-old Jacksonville man was shot and killed at a BP gas station on Atlantic Boulevard near Monument Road in the Regency area, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Sgt. Craig Waldrup of the homicide division said police responded to a shots-fired call at around 6:30 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived at the gas station at 9700 Atlantic Blvd., they found Nedzad Botonjic dead outside the gas station, and it appeared he had been shot several times.
Police have released a picture from surveillance video obtained by the BP gas station of the person they believe to be a suspect in the shooting.
Witnesses told police two men sped off down Live Oak Drive after the shooting in a small red four-door vehicle (pictured in surveillance photo). The vehicle has a temporary tag.
Police are searching the area and checking surveillance video at the gas station and surrounding businesses to see if they can locate the vehicle.
"It appears it happened very quickly, according to some of the witnesses," Waldrup said. "There was a small altercation, and then they heard gunshots. It happened very quick."
The altercation took place outside the store in the parking lot, and several people witnessed the shooting, Waldrup said.
He said some witnesses attempted to follow the vehicle that left the scene but were unable to.
Botonjic arrived at the gas station alone in a vehicle, Waldrup said. It is unclear how many times he was shot or if he knew the suspects.
Anyone who has any information about the location of the vehicle or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
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