• Person of interest in custody in death of 11-month-old, 2 women in Jacksonville

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - PHOTOS: Jacksonville officers searching for mass shooting witnesses

    A person of interest in a triple shooting that killed an 11-month-old, his mom and an 18-year-old in Northwest Jacksonville on Sunday was arrested after a SWAT standoff. 

    David Anderson, the 18-year-old shooting victim's boyfriend, was taken into custody after he barricaded himself inside a Moncrief home on Wednesday, police said.


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    Xacia Burnem, 18, was one of three people killed in the shooting at Cleveland Arms apartments on Sunday.

    Burnem's mom said she was pregnant. She said she found out from the medical examiner after her daughter's death.

    “She was a baby to me, and to know she had an unborn child that will never see life again,” her mom Pamela Williams said.


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    Kadejah Williams, 22, and her 11-month-old son Tedashi Williams were also killed.

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said information from witnesses led to the identity of Burnem's boyfriend Anderson. He was at the scene of the shooting with a gun, according to police.

    He was arrested after the SWAT standoff for an outstanding warrant for possession of a firearm by convicted felon. 

    During the standoff, he reportedly refused to come out of the home and made suicidal threats against himself. 

    He asked to talk with Burnem's mom before he surrended.

    "Don't kill yourself. You can tell your side of the story. Just surrender," she said she told him.

    Police said he was banging his head on the cage of the police car, trying to injure himself while on the way to the jail.

    Anderson then made suicidal threats at the jail. Officers had to hold him up to take the booking photo.

    Officers believe multiple witnesses saw the mass shooting and have not come forward. They released several photos of people they believe saw the shooting. Police said they said they need to hear from these witnesses.

    Wyllie Hodges with First Coast Crime Stoppers said so far, the organization has received 10 to 11 tips about the shootings. 


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    M.A.D. D.A.D.S. Jacksonville will meet on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Lil' Albert Food Store, 5105 Cleveland Road, to canvass the community and get information about the crime.

    Police are asking for the public's help. Anyone who has any information about the deadly shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and receive a possible reward of up to $3,000.

    Action News Jax reporter Bridgette Matter is working to learn more. Watch Action News Jax and follow us on Twitter @ActionNewsJax for the latest. 


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