Judge releases Jacksonville quadruple shooting survivor to house arrest

Kenyata Bullard accused of violating Clay County probation by handling gun


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 20-year-old man who was the only survivor of a quadruple shooting in Jacksonville that killed his brother and two others was ordered to be placed on house arrest Thursday in Clay County court.

Kenyata Bullard's probation on a Clay County charge was revoked after Jacksonville police said they obtained surveillance video of Bullard handling a firearm at a gun store.

Police said that video was captured the same day Bullard and three others were targeted in a shooting on Town Center Parkway that ended with Bullard's companions dead and their car riddled with bullet holes.

Those killed were identified as 19-year-old Jercoby Groover, 18-year-old Royale Smith Jr. and Bullard's younger brother, 18-year-old Trevon Bullard.

Kenyata Bullard was wounded but survived and was released from the hospital. Bullard was hit eight times, according to court records.

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Kenyata Bullard, also known as Yungeen Ace, had been sentenced to 31 months of probation last October after pleading no contest to being an accessory after the fact in a Clay County case.

That probation was revoked after he was accused of violating the terms by handling a gun, but a judge restored the probation Thursday and placed Bullard on six months of house arrest. Bullard must wear a GPS monitor and adhere to a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Some of the bullets that hit Bullard have yet to be removed. The judge said if the bullets are removed, they will become evidence in the case.

A reward offered for information leading to an arrest in the quadruple shooting has been increased from $3,000 to $8,000. To be eligible for the reward, callers must contact Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.