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Police: Man dead after possible domestic shooting in Mandarin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed early Tuesday morning in Mandarin in what police described as a possible domestic shooting.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it received several 911 calls about 1 a.m. about a shooting at a home on Sheldrake Drive. Responding officers found a man dead inside a home with at least one gunshot wound.

“It was a boyfriend-girlfriend situation. Both were adults,” Sgt. E.J. Browsky said.

Investigators have interviewed the man’s girlfriend. A gun was found inside the home and no one else there.

According to neighbors, the couple had been together for four months and no one heard of any violence or other troubles between them.

One neighbor said the man posted online about going a date with his girlfriend hours before he was shot.

Police said they do not know what led up to the shooting but they have “no outstanding suspects.”

News4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson said details of why it happened may come out later.

“Just because there is little information that’s released doesn’t mean the police don’t have more than they are revealing right now,” Jefferson said. “They may have leads that take them somewhere that we don’t know about.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 904-630-0500.


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