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Jacksonville woman shoots, kills abusive ex-boyfriend during break in

by: Brittney Donovan, Action News Jax Updated:

A Jacksonville woman shot and killed her abusive ex-boyfriend after he broke into her apartment on Wednesday.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the woman shot and killed 33-year-old Michael Turner after he broke a window and got inside her apartment just before 6 a.m.

Officers found Turner dead inside her apartment at 3737 St. John’s Bluff Road, JSO said.


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He had several gunshot wounds.

Officers said the woman knew Turner and had been a victim of domestic violence in the past. 

Action News Jax Danielle Avitable learned it was the woman's ex-boyfriend. She bought the gun after he strangled and nearly beat her to death a year ago. 

A police report said he strangled and hit her until she passed out.

When she regained consciousness, she walked to a neighbor's to call police, the report said. Turner followed her and hit her several times in the face when he found out she was calling the police, the report said.

The woman was interviewed by detectives Wednesday and released.

The investigating is ongoing, JSO said.


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