JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a man was found shot to death Monday morning in the Brentwood area, police made an arrest in the case later in the day, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Steve Rudlaff, with the JSO Homicide United, said a police officer was flagged down just after 10 a.m. Monday by a concerned person at the Zone 1 Substation on Norwood Avenue near the Gateway Town Center. The person said there was an unresponsive man lying on a sidewalk around the corner, and the officer responded to the area and found a man in his 30s who had been shot at least once. The man, who was not immediately identified, died, police said.
Investigators said that there were not any shell casings found by the body and that it’s uncertain where the shooting actually happened.
“We’re trying to identify exactly where the shooting took place. At this point, we do have an individual shot and killed, so the whole area is considered a crime scene. That’s why the scene is so large right now because we’re trying to narrow it down to exactly where this occurred,” Rudlaff said at a news briefing early Monday afternoon.
On Tuesday morning, JSO announced that investigators were able to quickly identify the suspect as Quinton Burney.
Duval County jail records show Burney, 25, was arrested Monday and booked into the jail shortly after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on charges of murder, robbery, auto theft and tampering with evidence.
As of Tuesday, it was still unclear exactly where the shooting occurred.