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Jacksonville police seek man in pistol-whipping case

Do you recognize this man? Police are asking for help identifying him.
Do you recognize this man? Police are asking for help identifying him. (Photo via Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of pistol-whipping another man during a dispute last month on the Southside.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to a shooting Oct. 4 near where University Boulevard West meets Powers Avenue. Once there, police learned that the suspect and victim had gotten into an argument that escalated when the suspect left and came back with a gun. During a struggle over the firearm, the suspect fired several rounds and struck the victim with the weapon before running off.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by calling 904-630-0500 or via email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.