JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Detectives say the shooting of a man by his brother early Wednesday morning in Arlington may have been an act of self-defense.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a neighbor called 911 when they heard a loud argument and gunshots inside and outside an apartment on Tall Pine Lane W. near Justina Road before 2 a.m.
When police arrived they found a man in his 20s outside of the apartment with a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to Sgt. Steven Patrick. The man was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening injury.
Patrick said the two involved in the shooting are brothers. The brother who fired the shots is in police custody.
There is conflicting information on whether the shooting was a case of self-defense, but three witnesses are cooperating with the police.