• No arrests in teen's killing

    By: Leslie Coursey


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Marvin Johnson said he's lived in Northwest Jacksonville for 50 years.

    He said Thursday was the first time he had ever seen a body on Detaille Road. He was thankful his family wasn't home.

    "I was so glad they wasn't here to witness a body on the ground like that," he said.

    The victim was Johnathan Thomas.  Police said he was shot. He was just 16 years old. 

    "I can't really reveal any new information. I can tell you it's still a really active homicide investigation," said Assistant Chief Chris Butler with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

    A SWAT team was called and two men were taken into custody. JSO said they were questioned about the killing, but no one has been charged.

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    Johnson hopes for a quick arrest. He worries the teen's death will lead to more shootings in his outside his home.

    "Even last night, I guess some retaliation or something, about 12:30 in the morning, we heard gunshots out here," he said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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