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Jacksonville man pistol whipped and shot by total stranger

2:37 PM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man shot and pistol whipped Saturday is recovering as police search for a suspect.

Sean Howell, 41, of Jacksonville claims he was walking down the road Saturday night when a light complected black male allegedly approached and pistol whipped him in the face, according to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Howell said he was knocked unconscious, according to the report, and when he came to there was a crowd around him and he was in shock. In addition to being pistol whipped, Howell was also shot in the left hand and left thigh, the report states.

Howell was taken to Shands with non-life threatening injuries.

Two shell casings, a white T-shirt and a live casing were found at the scene, according to the police report. Howell stated he does not know who shot him, but claim the suspect had "twists in his hair," the report details.

Anyone with any information about the identity or location of a potential suspect is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or email To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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