Man shot during robbery attempt on Jacksonville's Westside

JSO: 19-year-old shot running away after suspect threatens to kill him


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., – A man was shot during an attempted robbery early Monday on the Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The 19-year-old victim is in serious condition after he was shot while walking to a store near his home, police said.

According to police, the gunman was hiding behind a tree at the Vintage at Plantation Bay Apartments, just north of Collins Road and I-295.

JSO said the suspect demanded money and personal belongings. When the  man refused, the suspect threatened to kill him and began to count down, police said.

The victim tried to run away, but was shot in the leg from behind.

He was taken to the hospital by his family. He is in serious, but stable condition. 

JSO has not identified the man who was shot. Robbery detectives are investigating the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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