Police still searching for 'armed, dangerous' man wanted for murder

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

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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police sent information out again Wednesday as they continue 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 said.

Police told News4Jax that Williams has been spotted around a Jacksonville neighborhood, and that's why they have released information again, asking for anyone who knows where he is to call police.

Williams 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.

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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