Man wanted for July murder is 'armed, dangerous,' police say

Man wanted in connection with deadly shooting July 23 on Blanding Blvd.

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New photo of Julian Maxwell Williams, wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on a charge of murder.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old Jacksonville man in July.

Julian Williams, 36, is considered armed and dangerous, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.

He is being sought in connection with a shooting reported July 23 on Blanding Boulevard that left one man dead and another wounded, police said.

Detectives said Christopher Thurston, 20, and another man were arguing about 8 p.m. July 23 near a Mobil gas station at Duclay Road and Blanding Boulevard when the second man pulled a gun and fired a shot at Thurston. Homicide detectives said a third man might have been hit by a stray bullet. Thurston died at Orange Park Medical Center.

Williams has an active warrant for murder, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police did not release any information about Williams' possible whereabouts, but on Thursday, released a second photo of him (shown at top of this story) taken in another jurisdiction in August 2016.

Anyone with any information on Williams' location is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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