Jacksonville police arrest suspect after father of 5 murdered

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has arrested William Broadnax, 40, in the murder of Derrick Hartley.

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Hartley was killed Saturday night after a dispute escalated, according to JSO.

Broadnax fled before police arrived at the scene, but police said several witnesses provided valuable information that led to the arrest of the suspect a short time later.


The Jacksonville Sheriff's Department responded to 35th Street and Moncrief Road in reference to a person shot on Saturday around 11:50 p.m., according to JSO.

As officials arrived, they located an adult man suffering from gunshot wounds. JSO said the man was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Witnesses at the scene told JSO that the incident began as an argument in a parking lot.


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