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JSO searching for suspect in deadly Westside crime spree

One person was killed, one was robbed and a third injured in a Westside crime spree. (Mark Dougherty)
One person was killed, one was robbed and a third injured in a Westside crime spree. (Mark Dougherty)
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Updated: 7/09/2013 8:56 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Investigators are looking for at least one suspect in a Westside crime spree that turned deadly Sunday morning.

Detectives say it started along Wesconnett Boulevard when a man waiting for a city bus was robbed by two suspects, possibly at gunpoint.

The suspects then tried to rob a second victim who was leaving a post office in the area. Police say when the second victim ran off, the suspects chased him and hit him with their car.

"He was transported to Orange Park Medical Center in serious condition but he is stabilized now," said Sgt. TK Waters with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit.

During the getaway, the robbers drove off in a silver Pontiac and ran over a man who neighbors say was riding a bike along La Moya Avenue. The bystander - later identified as John T. Sikes - was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

Rodriquez Jenkins, who lives nearby, says he saw all the commotion as he was leaving his home.

"Cops were going back and forth they asked us if we see anybody running from the scene," said Jenkins.

Police have taken one suspect into custody and are still looking for at least one other person.

"We actually walk the street daily and it kind of makes me worry. If I'm walking out here with my kids or my fiancée, will it have an effect on us as well?" said Jenkins.

If you have seen the suspect or have information about the crime spree, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.  You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

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tlynn - 7/8/2013 11:59 AM
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Are the police afraid of being called profilers? Why have they said nothing about the one scumbag that they got, and nothing about the other one they are looking for?

imtellin - 7/8/2013 11:26 AM
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sounds like terrorism to me,, ship em off to gitmo, for 10 years..
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