Trial date set for man accused of killing man in parking lot at Town Center

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The Jacksonville man accused of shooting and killing another man during a fight at the Town Center will stand trial on Jan. 29, 2018. 

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested Toray Ricketts, 25, in March after he pulled out a gun and shot Sina Sharifai, 24, after a fight at the Suite Nightclub at the Town Center. 

Ricketts is charged with second degree murder and carrying a concealed weapon.

earing buttons of his face close to their hearts, Sharifai's family faced his accused killer in court Thursday.

Suite is now closed. 

In the early-morning hours of March 24, Ricketts got into an argument with Sharifai, who witnesses say was trying to be a peacemaker in another disagreement.

Ricketts claimed he was defending himself during a fight. His defense is that the fight started with Sharifai punching Ricketts, who pulled a gun from his waistline and fired off two shots to protect himself.

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