JSO: Fatal shooting at Morningside Apartments, family says he was a good kid

Story originally published Sept. 5, 2018

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said an undetermined death took place at Morningside Apartments at 2401 Jammes Road. A black male, age 20 to 25, was shot. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said the man was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Action News Jax reporter Courtney Cole said that the victim's family members weren’t comfortable talking on camera. They want people to know that he was a good kid, who came from a good family, and that this shouldn’t have happened.

Cole was there as a tow truck, followed by a JSO car, left the scene. JSO did not say what role the car played in the shooting or who the car belonged to.

Cole was also there as a van drove into Morningside Apartments to retrieve the body of the man who was shot and killed. She said there were "quite a few people standing near the crime scene tape."

JSO said they received several calls about a shooting, which led to their response at Morningside apartment complex in the Cedar Hills area.