The family of a woman shot and thrown from a moving car in Arlington Monday evening says she's been going through a rough time and was mixed up with drugs.
Victoria Braddock, 28, was found dead near the corner of Brookview Drive South and Cortez Road, police say. Officers arrived at a reported hit-and-run around 3 p.m. and found Braddock with severe injuries.
First responders took Braddock to an area hospital and realized she'd been shot. Braddock died at the hospital a short while later.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office hasn't identified Braddock, but her uncle and mother spoke to First Coast News. Her uncle tells us she was a very sweet person before getting on drugs a few years ago. He says she just fell into the wrong crowd and has been going through a tough time.
She's lost a 3-month-old child, her father and her grandfather in a short time, he says.
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Detectives with the sheriff's office say the vehicle she was pushed out of is a black SUV. If you or anyone you know has any information about this crime, please call police at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous and receive a possible cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.