JSO Investigates Shooting During Attempted Facebook Marketplace iPad Sale

JSO Investigates Shooting During Attempted Facebook Marketplace iPad Sale

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office informed that an individual was shot in Westside Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon during an attempt to sell an iPad through Facebook Marketplace.

Around 3:00 p.m., the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) reacted to a distress call at 14000 Normandy Blvd. after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male in his 30s who had sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

Initial information from JSO suggests that the victim had set up a meeting through Facebook Marketplace with someone unfamiliar, with the intention of selling an iPad. The chosen location was meant to be safe. However, unexpected events during the transaction led to a violent incident.

According to details provided by JSO, the suspect tried to forcibly take the iPad from the victim, resulting in a physical struggle between them.

The situation escalated when the suspect fired shots at the victim, hitting him in the arm.

The person responsible for the attack is said to be driving a black SUV, and their whereabouts are currently unknown.

If you have any information concerning the incident, please get in touch with the Sheriff’s office at 904-630-0500 or reach out online to [email protected], or you can call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 866-845-TIPS.

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