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Man found shot to death in home on Dodge Road

Jacksonville police say person being interviewed by detectives

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was being interviewed by detectives after a man was found shot to death Wednesday morning in a home on Dodge Road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Blinn said investigators were called to the area at about 11:25 a.m. after receiving a call from someone who knew the victim. He said the man who died was shot several times.

Blinn said it’s unclear if the person who is being questioned is a witness or a potential suspect.

Family members told News4Jax the victim was Carl Ward, 42. They said Ward has been paralyzed since he was shot by a police officer in 2012.

According to News4Jax records, Ward was shot four times after backing his car toward a police officer who was trying to arrest Ward on an outstanding warrant for felony domestic battery. Officers found a loaded and cocked .40 caliber gun below Ward’s car seat.

Family members said they plan to hold a vigil for Ward on Friday at 6 p.m. near the intersection of West 45th Street and Dodge Road.


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