A West Jacksonville man told investigators he shot a burglar outside his home, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
It happened in broad daylight on Woodstock Avenue.
Theresa Perkins said her 22-year-old son was the shooter.
“At first, I thought it was my son, that it had happened to him. But he was telling me somebody broke in and took his Xbox and my TV,” said Perkins. “He told me his name, said he knows him.”
JSO said the man who was shot reportedly broke in through a window.
#JSO investigating another shooting, this time in West #Jacksonville’s Woodstock neighborhood. It was reported on 1000 block of Woodstock Ave. I’m expecting new info from police in the next 5 minutes or so. I’ll keep you posted. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/33LerelOir— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) December 24, 2018
This woman tells me her son shot a burglar who was trying to steal their Xbox and TV. She says her son and the accused burglar know each other. #JSO investigating. Happened on Woodstock Ave in West #Jacksonville. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/s7AXhF41IL— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) December 24, 2018
It’s a neighborhood where caution tape has been a common sight lately.
“In recent days, this area has experienced a little bit increase in violence. So, we have an increased presence out here to make sure that, over the holiday weekend, that we can suppress some of this violent crime,” said Zone 5 Watch Commander Lt. Ashish Sircar.
Sircar said the shooting happened outside, after the shooter confronted the accused burglar.
Action News Jax Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson said, unless the shooter was in imminent fear of death or great bodily harm, he could face charges.
#JSO Zone 5 Watch Commander on Woodstock Ave shooting: "In recent days, this area has experienced a little bit increase in violence. So we have an increased presence out here to make sure that, over the holiday weekend, that we can suppress some of this violent crime." pic.twitter.com/t3n9V1qpYa— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) December 24, 2018
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