JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a 34-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday at Oak Hammock Apartments.
A witness, who declined to be identified, said five gunshots and screaming could be heard coming from the apartment unit.
Another man who also asked not to be identified said he and his wife are friends with the man who was taken in for questioning by police. That friend said there was a domestic dispute that led to the shooting.
Friends of the man who was taken into custody told News4Jax he was protecting his girlfriend from her ex-husband and another woman who chased her to her apartment.
Although News4Jax is not identifying the girlfriend or her ex-husband by name, court records confirm that they are divorced and that she filed multiple domestic violence injunctions against him.
The man who was taken in for questioning was not identified by police and no charges were announced.