Man killed in possible ambush shooting on Jacksonville’s Westside

A man is dead after a possible ambush shooting attack outside his Westside house. It happened Sunday morning on Monteau (mon-toe) Drive in Normandy Manor.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man is dead after he was shot Sunday morning in a possible ambush attack outside his Westside home.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the man had just arrived home and was bringing some packages into the house on Monteau Drive around 9 a.m. when someone possibly came up behind him and fired at least one shot. The unidentified 49-year-old man fell to the ground inside the house and JSO said he died at the scene.

The man’s wife, who walked into the home in the Normandy Manor area just before the shooting, started screaming for help, JSO said. Police said their son was inside the house sleeping during the shooting.

JSO said it doesn’t appear to be a robbery because there was nothing demanded and nothing was taken, but the investigation is ongoing.

“It’s really surprising,” said one neighbor. “It definitely makes the hair on the back of my neck stick up a little bit because if it was random I have kids, a lot of us have kids on this street it kind of makes us all feel like we are in danger.”

The man’s wife did not see the shooter, but one witness told JSO they saw a man running from the area.

JSO said it doesn’t know if the shooting was random or if the victim knew the shooter. The agency is asking witnesses or nearby residents with video surveillance to contact JSO.


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