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JSO: Mojo No. 4 suspected killer off the streets

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Updated: 7/12/2013 6:35 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- The usually sleepy streets of Avondale can get back to normal now that police have linked a murder at Mojo No. 4 to a suspect already in jail.

Lauren Yarbrough often works late at the Blue Fish restaurant. She says she usually feels safe walking out the door in the dark, but because of the deadly shooting at Mojo's across the street, she's been on guard.

"It was scary to think that there was more than one person that at anytime something could happen, you never know," she said.

But JSO now says they're confident the man behind the trigger at Mojo No. 4 is the same one they shot and arrested Tuesday for a robbery at CVS: Herman Pickens.

"Residents of Avondale can rest assured that a dangerous criminal has been taken off the streets," said Chief of investigations Annie Smith.

Pickens is being held on charges related to the CVS robbery including attempted murder, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police say they still need to process more evidence before they can charge him with murder at Mojo No. 4.

Police say Pickens is still recovering from gunshot wounds at UF Health while in custody. He will be transferred to the Duval County jail when he is stable enough to be moved.

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