Police: Man shot by Homeland Security officer dies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police said Friday that the man who was shot by a Homeland Security officer in Springfield last month has died.

Talmadge King, 47, had been in critical condition at UF Health since the shooting on Jan. 17. He died Friday from his injuries, police said.

King had been arrested and charged with armed robbery. He was absentee booked into the Duval County Jail because he was still in the hospital.

Donald Wells, 42, told police that King helped him bring a washer into his home the day of the shooting. Officers said King came back to the home later that night and told Wells that he thought he had dropped his cellphone in the house. Wells told King to wait at the door while he looked around for it. 

Wells came back to the door and let King know that he couldn't find it. Police said that's when King pulled a large knife and attempted to rob Wells. JSO said Wells then got a gun and shot King once in the chest.

Wells called 911 and King was taken to UF Health Jacksonville. Investigators found a fixed-blade knife at the scene, and medical staff at the hospital found Wells' bank card in King's clothing, police said.

JSO said there is no reason to believe King knew Wells was a Homeland Security officer.

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