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No bond for 1 of women arrested in Murray Hill shooting

Police: Russell Waddell shot, killed early Friday morning

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Saturday a Duval County judge denied bond for one of two women who were arrested Friday night in connection with a deadly shooting at a home in Murray Hill.

Judge John Guy denied bond for Antoinette Nicole Boyd, 24. She faces charges of murder and armed robbery. A $100,000 bond was set for Leondra Lashawn Jones, 44, who faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Police were called to French Street around 12:40 a.m. after a disturbance was reported. Upon arrival, they found several people inside the home -- including one man who was dead with a gunshot wound. 

The Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Russell Waddell. His death marked the 50th homicide in Jacksonville this year, according to News4Jax records. 

News4Jax spoke to a woman whose mother owns the home where the shooting occurred. She says the person killed was a man but had very little information on the man or his connection with her mother.

Investigators interviewed the four people inside the home to find out how the shooting happened. The Sheriff's Office said they do not believe any children were inside the home. 

News4Jax looked into the neighborhood and the types of crime in the area. On JSO's crime map, there were crimes within a half-mile radius since the beginning of this year that include:

  • 31 simple and aggravated assaults
  • 22 vehicle burglaries
  • 17 home burglaries
  • 12 commercial burglaries
  • 3 street robberies
  • 1 carjacking
  • 1 commercial robbery

Neighbors said the area is fairly quiet and they don't usually see crime like this. 

“Well, it just normally doesn’t happen in this neighborhood,” said neighbor Don Hawkins. “It's a fairly well settled, stable neighborhood. But, every so often, things happen.”

Although the shooting happened inside the home, investigators also focused on a black SUV in the driveway.

A neighbor reported to News4Jax that they have had problems with the people who live in the home. However, JSO has not been able to confirm previous calls from this home.

Both suspects have been previously arrested

Both women who were arrested in connection with Waddell's murder have previously been arrested, according to jail records. 

Boyd had been arrested twice before her third arrest Friday. Just three months ago, she was was arrested for not having a driver's license, and last year, she was arrested on a warrant for prostitution, jail records show. 

It was Jones' 11th arrest by JSO. She was most recently arrested on drug and weapons charges last year, jail records show. Other charges she faced included battery, aggravated assault and petit theft. 

News4Jax also found an interview with Jones from December 2015. In the interview, Jones spoke with News4Jax after her 27-year-old son was shot and killed in what police described as a gang-related shooting on the city's Westside. 

"I want my baby. That's my baby. That's my first-born child," Jones said in the interview. 

Her son, Paul Gillins, was found shot and killed in his car, which was parked in the lot of the McDonald's off Cassat and Highway avenues. Police said Gillins was a known gang member and had a previous arrest.

Police said Friday night that Boyd and Jones are the only two suspects in Friday's shooting. No motive was released. 

Boyd and Jones were booked into the Duval County Jail without bond, according to jail records. They're both expected to appear in court Saturday morning.