JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are searching for a shooter after a man was found dead Wednesday morning in a home on West 21st Street.
Family members said 25-year-old Kristopher Jackson was found by his girlfriend, who was not home when he was shot.
Family members said Jackson had a child who was hit and killed in a car accident a couple of years ago.
JSO Sgt. Chuck Ford said it appears Jackson was killed either Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Ford said Jackson was either a resident of the home or a regular visitor.
Ford said police did not yet have any suspect information but asked anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
According to News4Jax records, this was the 15th homicide in Jacksonville so far in January 2019. It is the third consecutive year the city has seen at least 15 homicides in January.
The home where Jackson was found is in the 32209 ZIP code, which has consistently been the deadliest area of Jacksonville, with the highest number of homicides each year.
“We are concerned about this particular disadvantaged area called 32209. Our organization has canvassed more than 2,000 households in this area to determine what the concerns of the people are. Chief among them are public safety and health," said Ben Frazier, with the Northside Coalition.
Frazier said the area needs help fighting issues such as poverty and lack of resources.
“You cannot talk about reducing gun violence unless you talk about a massive plan of economic redevelopment and revitalization,” Frazier said.