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Man charged with murder in drug shooting


Victor Howell

A man is now facing murder charges in connection with a shooting in Jacksonville last weekend.

The shooting happened on Catoma Street during a dispute over drugs, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police charged Victor Harris Howell with the shooting of Joseph Baker.

Baker died Wednesday of his injuries.

Police said Howell told them that Baker pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot him.

The two started to fight.  Howell said the gun went off, with the bullet striking Baker, police said.