Westside man fires shot at workmen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Prosecutors are weighing whether to charge a Westside man who police say fired at least one shot at two workmen outside his home on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, a homeowner on Bird's Nest Lane just off 103rd Street became frightened by men outside about 4:30 p.m.  He told officers the home had recently been burglarized by men who came in through the window.

Police said two workmen were there trying to fix the broken window, but the man said he wasn't aware they had arrived to do the work and thought they were trying to break in.

One of the workers was grazed by a bullet fired through a piece of plywood covering the window.  He was taken to a hospital to be treated. The other worker was not hurt.

According to the police report, the man -- whose name was not released -- was crying, saying "I did not mean to."

It will be up to the state attorney's office to decide if he will be charged.

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