3 arrested in Monday morning home-invasion, murder

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor, Nick Jones - Digital producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Less than 24 hours after a man was shot and killed in a home in the Mixon Town neighborhood, three men were arrested and charged with home invasion robbery and murder.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will not identify the man killed in a Nixon Street home before dawn Monday but said at the time there were several witnesses in the home and that officers detained three people in a vehicle that was leaving the scene.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Joshua Alan Straughn, 23, Sean Ashraf Youssef, 30, and George Washington Ford Jr., 37, were booked very early Tuesday morning.

In addition to the home invasion and murder charges, Youssef is also charged with aggravated battery, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear. Ford was also charged with aggravated battery.

The Sheriff's Office said the men went to a home to commit a robbery for money and drugs. During the course of the robbery, a man was shot and killed, and a second person was shot and taken to the hospital for treatment. Police said the second victim was expeted to survive.

News4Jax is trying to obtain the arrest warrants to learn more about the crime.

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