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Man, 28, stabbed to death after dispute, Jacksonville police say

JSO says woman holding bloody knife is being questioned


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who was stabbed early Saturday morning on Jacksonville's Westside has died, and a woman seen holding a knife is being questioned in the case, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

According to police, the woman was seen covered in blood and holding a knife about 4:40 a.m. near a white car on San Juan Avenue near Lane Avenue, and a man with at least one stab wound was found outside of the car.

Police said the man, whom they identified as Javorris Rashaad Johnson, was taken to UF Health, where he died.

Police said some sort of argument occurred before an altercation took place. Investigators are not sure what the relationship is between the man and the woman.

The Sheriff's Office said it is not looking for any suspects, and the woman was taken downtown for questioning.

Several people called to report the stabbing, and police are speaking with witnesses. 

Steve Newsome, who owns property in the area, wasn't surprised by the deadly violence.

"On any given day, you'll hear cop cars go by. Multiple times, I would say. (There's) just a lot of stuff going on in this area, the 32210 area code," Newsome said.

He has owned the property across from where the stabbing happened for the last 20 years and was grateful his tenant wasn't involved.

"There are so many loopholes in the system. There are so many gang-related shenanigans, things that just happen in general. It's just a misfortune," said Newsome.

The Sheriff's Office's crime-mapping tool shows that, in the last month, within a half-mile of where the stabbing happened, there have been five reported assaults, four burglaries, two robberies, two cases of vandalism and one car break-in. 

The woman whom police are questioning in the stabbing has not been identified and no arrests have been announced in the case.

Investigators are checking the area for surveillance video, and ask anyone with information to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

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