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Jacksonville man charged with murder in 2020 death

Police say through their investigative efforts, Owen Maoma Laureano Cosme, 19, was identified as the suspect and charged.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville man has been charged with murder after police say he killed a man in an Arlington neighborhood back in 2020.

Owen Maoma Laureano Cosme, 19, was charged with one count of second-degree murder for his role in the crime. 

Police say on July 23, 2020, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to the 400 block of Century 21 Drive in reference to a reported shooting. 

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Police say upon arrival, an adult man was found suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead by JFRD.

JSO Homicide Detectives, along with the Crime Scene Unit, were notified and responded to the scene and began their respective investigations into the shooting death.

Police say through their investigative efforts, Cosme was identified as the suspect and charged.

Cosme is also charged with three counts of first-degree murder for his alleged role in the Feb. 10 triple murder Calloway Cove apartments off West Moncrief Road.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said its gang unit was in the Moncrief area the night of the murders when police heard gunshots. 

Officers chased a vehicle they say was speeding away from the Calloway Cove apartment complex for 3 to 4 miles before using a pit maneuver to stop it. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Clay County.

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