3 charged in Arlington drive-by shooting & police chase

Shooting victim and officer were hospitalized, but expected to recover

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three Jacksonville teens face charges in connection with an overnight incident that began with a drive-by shooting in Arlington and ended with a police chase that sent an officer to the hospital.

Two of those teens, Rodney Shawn Geddes and Clarence Fernando Mayweather, both 18, went before a judge for the first time Tuesday afternoon. The third teen, Antonio Brown, appeared before a judge Wednesday morning, and Geddes appeared for a second time and was ordered held without bond Wednesday.

Police said officers were called to a home near Jasper Avenue and Bowlan Street about midnight, where they learned a man was shot on his porch by someone inside a passing sport-utility vehicle.

Officers arriving on scene spotted an SUV driving away that matched the description provided by the victim. Police began a pursuit and later brought the vehicle to a halt with a tactical maneuver.

Two of the SUV’s occupants were arrested on the spot, police said. A third bailed out of the vehicle and took off, but he was later taken into custody.

The unnamed shooting victim and an officer hurt during the chase were taken to the hospital, but both are expected to recover from their injuries, according to police.

Duval County jail records show Geddes was booked on several charges, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, fleeing from police, resisting an officer and driving without a license.

Mayweather, meanwhile, is charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer.

Brown, the third teen, was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was ordered to be held on $100,003 bond.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS.

Jasper Ave. investigation
Jasper Ave. investigation

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