Police ID 26-year-old killed in shootout between 2 cars

Jacksonville police say 5 people, including newborn baby, in vehicles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 26-year-old man was killed late Tuesday night in a shootout between two cars in a neighborhood off Beach Boulevard near Pottsburg Creek, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Officers were called to the intersection of Pottsburg Drive and East Road about 11:30 p.m. Police learned that shots were fired between two vehicles with five people inside.

James Suckow was driven to Memorial Hospital with at least one gunshot wound, but he died at the hospital.

A passenger in one of the vehicles was a newborn baby. The child was not hurt in the shooting and is now with family. 

Two neighbors told News4Jax that they heard four or five gunshots in front of one home, than another one further down the street. One said he saw a red car "flying down the street."

“The young girl was standing there holding the baby the whole time," said Don Holder, who lives in the neighborhood. "I’m like, ‘Did they just have a crash or something?’ Then you remember there were gunshots going off."

Police identified both cars and detained everyone involved for questioning. Detectives were looking for witnesses to the shooting to try and figure out what led up to the gunfire.


About the Author:

Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013 and reports every weekday for The Morning Show.