Police ID victim killed at hotel near St. Johns Town Center

Jacksonville police say investigation is in early stages

By Destiny McKeiver - Multi-media journalist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An individual from Brandon, Florida, was found dead from a gunshot wound in Jacksonville hotel Sunday evening.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Cedric DeVonne Walker, 36, was found in a room at the Extended Stay America on Skinner Lake Drive, near the St. Johns Town Center, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Homicide detectives were called to investigate after the body was found about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Police canvased the area and looked for any witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

In the last six months, there had been six assaults, seven vehicle thefts, 11 vehicle burglaries and 29 thefts within one half mile of the Extended Stay America, according to JSO's online crime-mapping data.

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