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Police make quick arrest in murder at Sherwood Forest home

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office doesn’t believe there is a threat to the community

Police booking photo of Malik Simmons, accused of killing a man Sunday night on Norfolk Boulevard.
Police booking photo of Malik Simmons, accused of killing a man Sunday night on Norfolk Boulevard. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Within hours of a man in his 30s being shot to death in Northwest Jacksonville, police announced an arrest in the case.

Officers responded to Norfolk Road, in a neighborhood just south of the Trout River, around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Police said the man had been shot several times. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said the man died at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office believes the victim was engaged in some form of an altercation with a man before the shooting and had taken that person into custody. On Monday morning, police announced Malik Simmons, 23, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Anyone with information that could help investigators, is being asked to contact JSO either by phone at (904) 630-0500, or by email at JSOcrimetips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).


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