Employee killed in workplace shooting near Avenues Mall

Officers said one employee is in custody and another is dead after the second workplace shooting in the area this week.

Police said a man was arrested a few blocks from B&L Landscaping on Spaner Road after officers found an employee dead at the business around 7 a.m.

Officers said people were getting to work as the shooting happened.

Witnesses said they saw another employee come out of the business with a gun and tell the shooter to drop the weapon.

The shooter then walked away like nothing happened, according to witnesses.

A man who was dropping off his mother-in-law said it happened near a storage shed where the company stores equipment.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the victim and suspect had an employee-employer relationship.

Witnesses tell us the victim was a supervisor who had been there since the 1980s. Action News Jax is still working to confirm these details with officials.

Action News Jax spoke with a co-owner of the business but he was not yet ready to talk.

Police arrested the shooter without incident a few blocks away.

JSO said the area is safe. The investigation is ongoing.

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