63-year-old brother accused of stabbing adult sister in Southside home

Jacksonville police say woman, man injured; no danger to public

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor

Jacksonville police have charged Willie Brown Jr. with aggravated battery in Tuesday's stabbing of his sister in a home off Philips Highway on the Southside.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Willlie James Brown Jr, 63, is facing an aggravated battery charge in Tuesday's stabbing his sister in a Southside home.

Jacksonville officers called to the home on Shamrock Road about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday said they found two people who appeared to have been stabbed.

According to the incident report, Brown got into a fight with his 62-year-old sister. He told the Jacksonville Sheriff's office that she stabbed him in the hand first. Police said she had about 12 stab wounds and gave police a dying declaration because of the possibility she might die from her injuries, police said.

Doctors at the hospital said she was in critical but stable condition.

Police assured concerned neighbors the day of the incident that there was no threat to public safety.

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