JSO: Man found on ground was shot, has died



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man has died after being found lying near the street early Monday morning.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of Lane and Hyde Grove avenues, in front of What's Cooking Restaurant.

JSO says a JTA bus stopped when it saw a man lying on the ground near a bus stop.

The man, later identified by police as 55-year-old Joseph Ross, was taken to the hospital. JSO began investigating the incident as a suspicious death and later said the man is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. JSO Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda said Monday afternoon that Ross had died.

JSO says the man was shot.

This is an ongoing investigating and JSO blocked two northbound lanes of Lane Avenue at Hyde Grove Avenue earlier Monday due to the investigation.

Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. You could receive a cash reward up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.