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Police released name of man killed in Jacksonville attempted armed robbery

10:20 AM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed December 7 during an attempted armed robbery at the 5500 block of Playa Way.

Russell Wright, 52, went to answer the door when the suspect attempted to rob him at gunpoint, according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Shannon Hartley. At some point during the alleged robbery the suspect shot Wright.

Wright was pronounced dead at the scene by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue.

According to police, the suspect is a black male who was last seen wearing a mask, fleeing the scene on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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