• 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.

    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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