• Visitation held for father murdered on Westside

    By: Deanna Bettineschi


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Family and friends make their way into a funeral home on the westside for the visitation of Teodoro Rico.

    "He was a nice person, if someone needed help he was the first person to be there," said friend Anna Sandoval.

    Rico was shot and killed a week ago.

    Today his killers still haven't  been caught.

    His neighbors say the crime in the  community is out of control.

    Action News reached out to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to see just how many 911 calls it received in that neighborhood since the first of the year.

    Incident reports show there have been five calls for robberies, five for burglaries and one for a shooting.

    That's not all.

     The report from Jan. 1 until the beginning of July is 26 pages long, with dozens of other crimes as well.

    Sandoval says the neighborhood needs to come together and stand up against crime.

    "We as a community can join, but if someone's not backing us up it's nothing," said Sandoval.

    We're told after the funeral,  the body will be shipped to Mexico, where he will be buried.

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