2 women in custody after police say man shot in hand during robbery

A man was shot during a robbery at a home in College Gardens, police say. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot in the hand Saturday morning during a robbery at a home on College Circle East in the College Gardens neighborhood, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Lloyd with JSO said that police were called to the area around 8:30 a.m. to reports of a shooting.

They found the man with the wounded hand, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. He is expected to be OK.

Lloyd said investigators learned the man met with a woman at the home on College Circle East and while he was there, another woman confronted him with a gun and took items from him.

Lloyd said the man was shot during a struggle with the second woman but was able to get away and flagged down a police officer on Kings Road.

Both women were identified and are in police custody, Lloyd said.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or via email at jsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.org or call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.