• 'I loved him to death': Parents of man shot and killed on APR ask community for help

    By: Ryan Nelson , Action News Jax


    1/11/19 UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said they have obtained surveillance video where multiple people were near the scene in the 800 block of A. Philip Randolph Saturday night where two men were shot.

    One of the shooting victims, Reginald Cobbs Jr. died of his injuries. 

    Police are asking for people who were in the area during the time of the shooting to contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

    To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

    Original Story:

    Reginald and Crystal Cobbs tell Action News Jax they’re holding out hope for justice.

    Their son, Reginald "Reggie’ Cobbs Jr, was shot and killed on Saturday night. Cobbs Jr. is the second murder victim in the city of Jacksonville in 2019.

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    “He was funny,” said Crystal Cobbs. “Extremely funny! He never left your presence or let you off the phone without saying, ‘Love you!’”

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said he was shot and killed in a double shooting while sitting in or around a car on Saturday night on A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard. At last check, the second male victim in the shooting was in critical condition.

    The Cobbs’ tell Action News Jax their pain is indescribable.

    “I’ve seen this before from mothers that have lost their children, and I felt it, felt for them,” said Crystal Cobbs. “But I didn’t realize what this feels like. And it’s time and time again, and it’s not stopping.”

    “I don’t care what anybody does in their life, you don’t deserve to get murdered,” said Cobbs Sr.

    Action News Jax told you in October when six people were shot in the same intersection of A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard and Pippin Street. Robert Lee Williams, 76, later died from his injuries.

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    We reached out to JSO, asking if they’ve identified suspects in Cobbs’ Jr.'s case or believe the shootings are related. We’re waiting for a response.

    The Cobbs are grieving and praying justice is a possibility. 

    “When you put it out there on the picture,” said Reginald Cobbs Sr. “You’ll know that’s my twin. I loved him to death.” 

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