Jacksonville police find man wanted in 2019 murder already in jail

Booking photo of Nehemiah Ford (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police have arrested a 20-year-old man already in the Duval County jail in connection with a 2019 murder.

Nehemiah Ford was charged with murder and aggravated battery for a Oct. 17, 2019, shooting death of a 24-year-old young man at a home on North Pearl Street.

Family members identified the victim as 24-year-old Steven Burt and, the father of two girls. They said Burt was shot four times in the back.

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At the time of the murder, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said at least four others went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries for the altercation. A witness told police that it started as a street fight that spread across the Brentwood neighborhood in Jacksonville, according to police.

Ford was serving a sentence for burglary and armed possession of a controlled substance unrelated to the murder investigation when police added the new charges on Monday.