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Police identify body found near Florida Avenue

2:29 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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PALATKA, Fla. --  Palatka Police released the name of a 22-year-old man whose body was found shortly after midnight on Saturday at 100 block of Florida Avenue.

Police found the body of 22-year-old Ricky Harper when they responded to reports of gun fire, said Assistant Police Chief James Griffith with the Palatka Police Department.

On Saturday, investigators interviewed a person of interest in the case, 26-year-old, William Session, according to Griffith.

Session told police that he was leaving his residence and was confronted by two armed suspects wearing masks. According to Session, the suspects began shooting at him as he tried to flee.

Palatka Police claim Session allegedly returned gun fire and ran from the house.

Session was later able to identify Harper as one of the robbers.

If anyone has information on this case, please contact the Palatka Police Department at 386-329-0801. Information on the case can also be left on the Crime Tip Hotline at 386-329-0170.

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