As I drove down Mayport Road this morning on my way to the Duval County Court House to defend a Jacksonville Criminal Case, I noticed Atlantic Beach Florida police cars all over the place. Police officers were on almost every street aligning Mayport Road (A1A) in Atlantic Beach, Florida. As a Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer, I assumed the worse. I thought to myself: “they must be searching for a suspect; there must be a murder weapon in the area; they are looking for someone that was involved in a Jacksonville hit and run accident.” I wanted to stop and ask an officer, but I knew that the Duval County Courthouse was not going to wait for me, and my client would not be happy if his Jacksonville Criminal Defense attorney did not show up on time. Thus, I kept driving.
After surfing the web and reading an article published by First Coast News, I discovered that a deadly shooting occurred that morning in Atlantic Beach, Florida. According to First Coast News:
“Authorities arrived on the scene at 12:55 at 87 South Forrestal Circle where they found a white male who had been shot in the chest. The victim was taken to Shands Jacksonville, where he was pronounced dead. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s office identified the victim as 25-year-old James Lee Morrow. Police said a woman came out of the house and confessed to authorities that she shot the man. She was taken to the police station for questioning by JSO homicide investigators, along with two witnesses who also lived at the home. JSO identified her as Angela Morrow. Police said the victim and the woman are husband and wife. JSO said this afternoon that no charges had been filed and the investigation is ongoing.”