Jacksonville police arrest man in Spring Park slaying

Gun used in murder was stolen from car last year, police say

By Qunay Marshall - Producer

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Carlos Roberto Ramos Carias

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police have arrested 49-year-old Carlos Roberto Ramos Carias in a shooting death early Saturday morning at a Spring Park home.

Officers called to a burglary-in-progress call on Drum Street about 2:20 a.m. found a man with a knife in his hand dead of a gunshot wound. Police said Carias was in the area of the shooting and was detained.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives said the victim, who has not been named, was giving two women a ride home from a night club. Police said one of the women had a previous relationship with Carias and that he took her phone earlier that night.

In their attempt to get the phone back, police say the women and the victim confronted Carias. After an exchange of words, witnesses claim that Carias pulled out a gun and shot the victim. 

A witness said the victim didn't have a knife in his hand initially, but say that Carias planted it on the victim. 

Police said the gun used in the shooting was stolen last year from a vehicle on San Pablo Road. 

Carias is charged with murder, tampering with a witness and aggravated assault.

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