• Family seeks answers for Daniel Rowe's murder

    By: Larry Spruill


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It has been been more than two months of waiting for the family of a Riverside restaurant employee gunned down at work.

    “It’s past two months, the 23rd [September] hit two months,” said Britney Rowin, Rowe's fiancé .

    Brittney Rowin says her fiancé was killed outside the Blind Rabbit in the King Street District. Police say Daniel was taking the trash out when someone shot him.

    “It’s still fresh, I mean, I know it’s been two months,” said Rowin.

    Paul Newman with Kickbacks Pub tells me for weeks, the shooting was on the minds of a lot of his customers.

    “For a little bit, afterwards, it slightly dropped, especially nighttime business," said Newman.

    It was a different story for local bars in the Murray Hill area, just two miles away from the King Street District.

    "We get the spill over from them so, we’re kind of sharing customers,” said Allen Culberhouse of with Across The Street.

    That’s why on Sunday, Culberhouse, the owner of Across the Street Bar, threw a fundraiser in honor of Rowe.

    “He was a working-class man, the man was just out doing his job, get shot for what little bit, we don’t know,” said Culberhouse.

    Action News Jax spoke with The Blind Rabbit owners, who say they have placed a garden in Rowe’s memory behind the restaurant. As of now, no one has been arrested for his murder. 

    The event runs from Sunday Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. to Monday, Sept. 28 at 1 a.m. at Across The Street, located at 948 Edgewood Avenue South. You can view the Facebook page for the event by clicking this link.

    Family members say all proceeds will go directly to Rowin.

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