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Police: Shooting death of father of 5 fueled by fender bender

William Broadnax arrested after well-known realtor Derrick Hartley shot, killed

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a well-known realtor following an argument that stemmed from a fender bender on Saturday night in Northwest Jacksonville, police said.

William Broadnax, 40, is charged with second-degree murder in the deadly shooting. He was booked into the Duval County jail Sunday morning and ordered held without bond. 

Surveillance captured the moments leading up to a man, who loved ones identified as Derrick Hartley, being shot several times Saturday night in the area of Moncrief Road and West 35th Street following an argument that stemmed from a fender bender, according to an arrest report. Hartley later died.

Based on interviews with witnesses, according to the arrest report, investigators determined Broadnax had backed into Hartley's vehicle, which led to an argument between the two men and then the shooting. Police said Broadnax was later located at his Westside home and taken into custody.

Surveillance images from a nearby internet cafe showed the moments before the deadly shooting. Video shows two men, Hartley wearing a white shirt and the suspect in a dark-colored shirt, parked beside the business. During the argument, Hartley can be seen reaching out toward the man and then moving backward. Next, the other man moves toward Hartley. News4Jax has chosen not to show what happens next, but the video shows Hartley being shot multiple times and falling to the ground.

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Friends who knew Hartley said he was a husband and father of five who loved helping others. 

Monday's gloomy weather was a reflection of the devastating pain hundreds of people were feeling after Hartley's death. News4Jax spoke with two people who said Hartley, a husband and a father of five, made their lives better and his death is a tragic loss for the community. 

According to News4Jax records, Hartley's death was the 41st homicide this year in Jacksonville. A GoFundMe account has been set up for a Derrick Hartley Legacy Fund.

Hartley will be laid to rest Saturday in Arlington. The family will have a viewing from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church on Logan Street. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Impact Church on Lone Star Road.


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