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Arlington shooting suspect surrenders to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

5:39 AM, Aug 31, 2012   |    comments
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    Eric Lynn Tovey
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    Gun used in the shooting.
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    Randall Paul Someillan.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Friday morning 22-year-old Eric Lynn Tovey surrendered to police.

Melissa Bujeda, Public Information for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said Tovey surrendered himself to police Friday morning.

JSO announced Thursday Tovey was wanted in connection with a shooting Wednesday night in East Arlington. That shooting later was followed by a JSO deputy firing his weapon trying to make an arrest.

It all started Wednesday night at the Shell Station at San Pablo Road and Beach Boulevard when police say two young people from the beach met three men to make a drug deal for marijuana.

That's when police say Tovey shot 19-year-old Austin Duensing, who was in the back seat of the car. 

Chief Tom Hackney says Tovey is charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. Tovey, according to police, fled the scene after the shooting, leaving the victim in critical condition.

A witness to the shooting gave police a description of the car, which Officer Clay Short followed miles away to the Timberwoood Trace Apartments on Atlantic Boulevard.

There, police say 22 year-old Randall Someillan produced a gun when getting out of the car following the stop, but did not fire the gun.  Officer Short fired three times and missed, according to JSO. The suspect was found later hiding up a tree.

The other man in car with Someillan, who has not been identified by police, is not facing charges at this point.

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