Police: Man robbed, shot on Jacksonville's Southside

By Ethan Calloway - Anchor/reporter, Scott Johnson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man was robbed and shot Friday night on the city's Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex on Barnes Road South near University Boulevard West. 

Shortly after, police said, a man was dropped off a Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound. 

Retired police officer and News4jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith said he finds it suspicious that the person who dropped off the victim didn’t stick around.

"Well in my experience as a police officer, whenever someone takes someone to a hospital and drops them off without providing information on who they are, can sometimes be suspicious circumstances," Smith said.

The victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, later told police that an unknown man took his wallet and then shot him. 

Lori Nesbitt lives in the area and told News4Jax that robberies along Barnes Road are not out of the ordinary. 

"I’m not surprised," Nesbitt said. "It’s just the way that the neighborhood is."

Robbery detectives continue to investigate. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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