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Police: Convicted felon with gun evades capture after aggravated assault in Jacksonville

Search for suspect in SWAT-surrounded home was negative

James David Childs is wanted for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
James David Childs is wanted for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police in Jacksonville said they are looking for 59-year-old James David Childs after they say he shot at two people Sunday night.

White was arguing with the two adults before he fired a gun at either one or both of them near Bulls Bay Highway and Hendewees Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

When police arrived, they had SWAT surround a home where they suspected White was, but after searching the house, he was not there.

A JSO spokesperson said White is a convicted felon and is now wanted for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Anyone with information about this incident or suspect’s whereabouts can contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or by email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS


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