Jacksonville police: Man found dead in front yard of Spring Glen home

3 people detained for questioning, JSO says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot and killed late Monday afternoon in the Spring Glen neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Officers responded about 2:45 p.m. to a report of a person shot on Wilmin Way, near Beach Boulevard and Hart Expressway.

Police said they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the front yard of a home. The man, who has not yet been identified but was described as being in his 20s or early 30s, died at the scene, police said. 

Musser said a firearm was recovered in the front yard and three people in the home when officers arrived were taken to police headquarters downtown for questioning. Their relationship to the victim is not yet known. 

Musser said it's also unclear whether the victim lived at the residence or what he was doing there. 

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Sheriff's Office.

"Everyone deserves closure, every family deserves closure. I just hope that they get it," neighbor Shatral Williamson said.

Williamson and other neighbor told News4Jax that the street is usually quiet. 

"It's shocking. It's not normal on this side of town or on this street," Williamson said. "It's not rare in Jacksonville. It's just rare for this neighborhood."

Neighbor Steven Sellers agreed that it was unusual to see red and white crime scene tape blocking the street, but said he had seen a lot of activity at the house where the man died.

"It's been a lot of traffic up and down this street," he said. 

According to the Sheriff's Office crime mapping tool, there have been nine crimes -- including assault, theft and vandalism -- reported in the last month within a half-mile radius of Monday's deadly shooting. 

The Sheriff's Office continues to investigate. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call

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