77ºF

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 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.


About the Author: