Police ID man shot, killed in NW Jacksonville street


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After multiple gunshots were heard in a Moncrief neighborhood about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jacksonville police found a man dead on Droad Street.

Police identified the victim as 46-year-old George DeCosta.

Homicide detectives said they don't know what led to the gunfire or who fired the shots. They were looking for witnesses and gathering evidence. K-9 teams were brought in to help search the area.

Rowe Avenue between Christobel and Briley avenues were closed while police investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.