Vigil remembers young father found dead in Westside home

Jahleel George, 21, found dead of gunshot wound in Woodcrest Road home, JSO says


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A community on Jacksonville's Westside came together at a vigil Thursday night to remember a young father found dead in his home this week.

People gathered with candles and balloons in memory of 21-year-old Jahleel George.

His mother, Shari George, said Jahleel was a father who had intense love for his little girl, a straight-A student in his third year of college and an all-around good person.

"It's fabulous to know that not only did he exemplify love, but to watch them giving them back -- what you see here now is the legacy he leaves," she said.

The mother said her son had so much more love to give. 

Jahleel was found dead of a gunshot wound in his home on Woodcrest Road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information about his death is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.