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Jacksonville police search for wanted suspect with info on suspicious death in Tapestry Park area

Jacksonville, FL — UPDATE 1/7/2022: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is searching for Corey Malcom Simms Jr. who is believed to have information on the murder that occurred early Sunday morning on Jan. 2. He is also wanted for driving while his license is suspended.

Simms Jr. was last seen driving a gold-colored 2007 Pontiac G6, 4 door, with a Florida tag of “5446VN.”

Anyone with information on Simms Jr. should contact JSO at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward of up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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Posted by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Friday, January 7, 2022

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is working now to figure out how a man died Sunday morning on the Southside.

At first, officers were called to the Ceil Apartments on Skyway Drive at 2:20 a.m. to respond to a traffic crash.

When they arrived, they found a man lying outside of a car. He was unresponsive and was taken to the hospital, where he died.

A doctor realized the man’s injuries were not consistent with a traffic crash and the investigation was turned over to JSO’s homicide team.

Detectives suspected foul play, and they say someone reported hearing shots fired in the area. Later, it was determined that the man was shot.

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JSO is currently looking for clues and surveillance videos that might shed some light on how this man died.

They’re also asking anyone who may have seen or heard something to contact JSO at 904-630-0500.