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Murder arrest made after Callahan man shot to death in Riverside

Rodney Braziel charged with murder after death of Blake Hendrix

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the death of a Nassau County man who was found shot to death in Riverside.

It happened on Feb. 16 in the Riverside area on King Street near Forbes Street. On Friday, police said they arrested Rodney Braziel and charged him with murder.

A man was found dead by off-duty officers, who heard gunshots in the area, according to police. Friends, as well as the anti-crime group M.A.D. D.A.D.S. identified the man as 23-year-old Blake Hendrix, of Callahan.

READ: Riverside shooting victim identified as Nassau County man

Hendrix, a West Nassau High School graduate, was shot after a fight broke out, his friends previously told News4Jax. His uncle said his nephew was protecting a friend who was involved in the fight.

The uncle said Hendrix was set to graduate from trade school and had perfect attendance.

Hendrix’s funeral is taking place Saturday. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of Hendrix.

Braziel was ordered held without bond. His next court date was set for March 16.


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