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Police: Man arrested in drug-fueled murder in Cedar Hills

Michael Hand charged in shooting death of 21-year-old man

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Michael Hand on image of Tango Lane scene

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An arrest has been made in a murder stemming from a drug deal, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday afternoon. 

Michael Shawn Hand, 43, is charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in a deadly shooting Saturday in the Cedar Hills neighborhood of the Westside. 

Police said a 21-year-old man was shot Saturday afternoon in front of a home on Tango Lane South and died at a hospital. Police said the victim knew the shooter and there was a dispute before the shooting, but investigators said they later learned there had been a drug transaction that turned deadly.

"We would like to thank the witnesses who came forward and spoke with the detectives. You made a difference," the Sheriff's Office said in a social media post. 

According to the arrest report for hand, a witness told police that Hand had been to the home on Tango Lane South several times Saturday before the shooting. 

Hand, who the Sheriff's Office said has been a convicted felon since 2004, was booked Monday afternoon into the Duval County jail, according to online jail records.


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