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JSO: Man found shot to death in Northwest Jacksonville

Man was found dead near James Small Park

Barnett Street investigation
Barnett Street investigation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office through its transparency webpage has released the identity of a man killed Friday morning near James Small Park. The man has been identified as Philip Garner, 44. He was found dead from gunshot wounds.

Police were called to Barnett Street, near 7th Street and James Small Park around 2:15 a.m. Friday after ShotSpotter equipment detected gunfire. When they arrived, they found the man dead in the roadway.

Detectives are working to determine what led up to the shooting and any potential witnesses or suspects. 

Anyone with information is asked to call JSO at 904-630-500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

About the Author:

Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013 and reports every weekday for The Morning Show.