Jacksonville, FL (June 19, 2019) – On Tuesday afternoon, police made an arrest following a murder that stemmed from a drug deal. The shooting took place on Saturday.
43-year-old Michael Shawn Hand has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. The arrest came following the murder of a 21-year-old man who was shot in front of a home on Tango Lane South. He was taken to the hospital and tragically died while there.
The victim and the shooter allegedly knew one another and there was a dispute before it took place, but police were not sure of the circumstances leading up to the shooting. Later, they were able to determine that it took place due to a drug deal.
A witness came forward and told detectives that Hand had been to their home several times on Saturday before the shooting took place.
The investigation into the shooting continues.
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