JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An 18-year-old Jacksonville man is dead after he and another person were shot at the BP gas station on North Main Street on Monday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says.
The man’s family took to social media to identify him as Dari’One Flanigan, 18. According to the family’s posts, he was a local rapper.
“All the crime and killing, it’s just senseless,” said local mother Nikie Gates, who visits the gas station often.
According to the incident report, an officer showed up to UF Health on West 8th Street after two victims drove themselves to the hospital.
The report states hospital staff responded immediately and took them inside.
It goes on to say detectives with the aggravated battery and homicide units were called out to investigate, along with the crime scene unit.
Activist and Northside Coalition leader Ben Frazier tells Action News Jax he received word of the scene from someone he trusts on Monday night, and saw the investigation as it was happening.
“I saw a big collection of police cars, crime scene vans, maybe about six or seven police cars at the BP service station at 19th and Main,” said Frazier.
According to JSO’s transparency data, Monday’s killing is the 60th murder of 2019 in Jacksonville.
The same data shows there were 49 murders as of the same point in time a year ago from Monday’s shooting, June 24, 2018.
Typically, Action News Jax is alerted to deadly shootings through JSO’s EARS notification system, but according to our records, this did not happen in Monday’s case.
Action News Jax reporter Ryan Nelson asked police why we were not alerted to the shooting incident.
A JSO spokeswoman said in a partial statement, "It is being looked into.”
In 2011, we obtained a list of EARS notification guidelines.
Murder and homicide are second on the list titled “EARS incidents are.”
Action News Jax has requested the most recent version of the guidelines from JSO.
Frazier tells us he’s asking for truth, transparency and accountability.
“We don’t know what happened in this particular incident,” said Frazier while discussing the notification. “We are hopeful it does not happen again.”
Gates gave her immediate reaction to news of an EARS notification not being sent out.
“It’s like it doesn’t matter,” she said. “It’s like it’s just another shooting, another black kid gone, and no one cares.”
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