Duval County

2 arrested in connection with deadly shooting at Hyatt Regency in downtown Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE, 9/8/2021, 7:10 p.m.: Cory Deshawn Hall, 29, has been booked into the Duval County Jail on charges of murder and attempted murder, online jail records show.

Hall was identified by JSO on Tuesday as a suspect in a Saturday night shooting at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Jacksonville that killed a 19-year-old man and injured another person.

JSO has confirmed another man, 26-year-old Paige Gallon, has been arrested in connection to the shooting and is in the Duval County Jail on a charge of accessory after the fact.

Original story from 9/7/2021 below:

One person is dead following a shooting that happened at the Hyatt Regency hotel on Saturday night, and police have now identified a suspect.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday night, a fight led to two people being shot inside the restroom of Morton’s Steakhouse, a restaurant on the first floor of the hotel in downtown Jacksonville.

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One of the people who was shot has died, and the other person has non-life threatening injuries.

Family tells Action News Jax it was a 19-year-old who was shot and killed.

JSO has confirmed that detectives have identified a suspect in this case.

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Police said Cory Deshawn Hall, 29, is wanted for charges of murder and attempted murder.

JSO said Hall should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Cory Deshawn Hall, 29

Anyone who has any information on Hall’s location is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.