Man arrested in connection to murder at The Plaza Apartments, JSO says

Shooting resulted from drug deal, police say

Man arrested in connection to murder at The Plaza Apartments, JSO says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Hugo Baumann-Arguello, 21. He is facing murder charges after two people were shot at The Plaza Apartments on Thursday, July 18, JSO says.

A man and a woman were located lying in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital, where the man died from his injuries.

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JSO Communications received a telephone call from a man stating he shot someone who had tried to rob him with a gun. Investigation revealed suspect Baumann-Arguello had gone to the location for a pre-arranged meeting with the victim for a drug transaction, according to the police report.

During the drug transaction, the man attempted to reach into the vehicle to take drugs from Buamann-Arguello’s lap.  The suspect responded by discharging a gun at the man, striking him several times and stiking the woman one time, police said.

Witnesses were interviewed and no one observed anyone with a firearm other than suspect Baumann-Arguello. The suspect was arrested on charges of murder, aggravated battery and armed possession of drugs.

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