Vigil calls for answers in Moncrief man's shooting death

TJ Daniels, 42, found shot to death Feb. 6 inside Northwest Jacksonville home

TJ Daniels
TJ Daniels

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Loved ones gathered at a vigil Thursday evening to honor the life of a man who was found shot to death in his Moncrief home. 

The vigil remembering Thomas "TJ" Daniels, 42, took place outside his West 23rd Street home, where he was found dead Feb. 6. Those who attended hoped to get the word out about his death. 

Candles were lit as family members exchanged kind words about Daniels. They said he was a hardworking, loving and caring man who didn't deserve to die.

"He was a good guy," said Brittany Little, Daniels' fiancee who is six months pregnant with his first child.

She touched her stomach, heartbroken knowing her fiance won't be there for the birth of their child. Little said she and Daniels were supposed to find out the gender of their baby next week. 

"It's been very rough," Little said. "(I'm) devastated."


According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, a co-worker came by the West 23rd Street home the morning of Feb. 6 to pick Daniels up for work, and when he didn't answer, the co-worker went inside and found him dead.

At this time, no arrests have been announced in connection with Daniels' death, which police said is being investigated as a murder. 

"If anyone knows anything it would be greatly appreciated if you just come forward and give our family some comfort that justice has been served and that this person is off the streets so that they don’t do the same thing to another family," said Kimberly Daniels, his sister.

Little said she just wants answers. 

"I just want to know why they did it," she said. "Why would they do him like that?"

Daniels' family is begging for anyone with information to come forward by calling the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. Family members said they have set up a $3,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

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