JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE: Jacksonville man accused of killing woman, shooting sister due in court
Police tell Action News Jax that a man accused of murdering a Jacksonville woman and hurting her sister is in custody.
Chad Absher, accused of killing Ashlee Rucker and hurting her sister Lisa Rucker in a Tuesday morning shooting, has been taken into custody.
BREAKING: @ActionNewsJax crew is getting live video of man who appears to be murder suspect Chad Absher in custody on Westside. pic.twitter.com/LrMbvK8rrm— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) November 1, 2017
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office sent several units to Blanding Boulevard and 118th Street on the Westside.
Action News Jax has exclusive video of a man who sources say is Absher being put in a police cruiser.
Jacksonville murder suspect in custody
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Officers take Chad Absher, the man accused of killing a Jacksonville woman and shooting her sister, into custody near Orange Park. LATEST: http://bit.ly/2zcaZzxPosted by Action News Jax on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Sources told Action News Jax earlier Wednesday afternoon that the police activity was related to the search for a local murder suspect.
Police have several streets blocked off in this neighborhood. Sources say police maybe looking for Chad Absher. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/35ucEdywcI— Larry Spruill Jr (@LarryWDIVLocal4) November 1, 2017
JSO Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda said Absher was taken into custody without incident. A neighbor told Action News Jax's Larry Spruill that Absher was hiding under another neighbor's house.
One neighbor tells me police found Chad under her neighbor’s house. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/UQ0QOKtvxv— Larry Spruill Jr (@LarryWDIVLocal4) November 1, 2017
Bujeda said a tip led to Absher's capture and that JSO was overwhelmed with tips on Absher's whereabouts in this case.
"We are glad he's off the streets. He can't victimize anyone else. He can't harm anyone else," Bujeda said.
A friend of Lisa Rucker sent me this about the arrest of Chad Absher. “I am so relieved that they caught him.” @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/IylveplslF— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) November 1, 2017
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