Police searching for murder suspect

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A June 18 shooting has evolved into a murder investigation after the 33-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries.

Police are searching for a suspect who fled from a shooting on the Westside in the afternoon of June 18.

Stephen Alphonzo Small, 33, was shot by an unidentified suspect in the Jacksonville Heights neighborhood just after 2 p.m., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

After the shooting the suspect fled the scene on foot and K-9 units were dispatched by JSO.

Small, who was shot once, was taken to UF Health Jacksonville. According to JSO, Small died as a result of his injuries on June 20.

An eye witness to the crime is cooperating with investigators, according to JSO.

Anyone who has any information in regards to this shooting is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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