JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On Friday afternoon, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the name of a man found dead in an apartment at the King's Ridge Apartments on Thursday night.

Twenty-four-year-old Willie McGowan was found deceased in an apartment, according to a news release from Shannon Hartley, Public Information Officer for JSO.

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Sergeant Jay Farhat with JSO said at the scene Thursday night that police responded to the complex in the 2100 block of West 12th Street before 8:20 p.m. to reports of gunshots.

Police interviewed witnesses Thursday night.

Farhat said witnesses told police they believe they heard gunshots in the area.

If you have any information that could help police, you are asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or via email at