A young man is dead, after a fight in Jacksonville Beach leads to a shooting.
Jacksonville Beach Police say there was first a fight on the sidewalk in front of The Pier Restaurant on 1st Street North early Sunday morning. The victim then walked north along 1st Street, until several black male subjects drove up in a white four-door sedan-style vehicle. One of the suspects in that car shot the suspect, and the vehicle then fled west on 7th Avenue North.
The victim was taken to the hospital, but later died. He has been identified as 23-year-old Leon Bennett.
Police released a video that was posted on Instagram, which they say shows an “involved party” in their investigation of this shooting. They’re asking for your help identifying the man in the middle of the street, who a woman is on top of in this video. Police say he appears to have light skin and to be bald, and is seen here wearing all black with white-soled shoes.
JBPD is also asking for the public’s help identifying any person seen in another video, which was posted on YouTube. This video is believed to show the fight that happened moments before this shooting.
If you have any information about the identity of the people in these videos, you’re asked to contact JBPD Detective Kulcsar at 904-270-1661.