Police search for shooter after man killed, woman seriously injured

Police search a Brentwood neighborhood after man was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting on Silver Street early Tuesday morning. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot and killed and a second person seriously injured a woman early Tuesday morning near Silver Street and 22nd Street W., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the victims, both in their 30s, are believed to be boyfriend and girlfriend, but investigators believe another person fired the shots about 2 a.m.

Detectives said the man died on the way to the hospital by Jacksonville Fire-Rescue.

The woman arrived at a hospital in her own car. Police said she is alert and has talked with detectives.

The circumstances are still under investigation, but a spokesperson for JSO said a 911 caller heard a loud conversation and gunshots. There were no witnesses to what happened, according to police.

Late Tuesday morning, heavily armed police who had been searching the Brentwood neighborhood brought out a man in handcuffs and put him in a patrol car. The Sheriff’s Office hasn’t released any suspect information.

Police are asking people who may have seen or have surveillance video of the vehicle before 2 a.m. in the area of Silver Street, 22nd Street W. or Beaver Street to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by calling 904-630-0500 or emailing jsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).


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