JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Video from a second fight Memorial Day at Jacksonville Beach has surfaced, which prompted the Jacksonville Police Department to release more details on their ongoing investigation.
According to a release from the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, officers responded at approximately to the 500 block of the Boardwalk at 7:18 p.m. and found multiple subjects fighting in the sand dunes. When police arrived, the people on the dunes fled the area heading southbound, the release detailed.
JBPD believes the subjects went to the Latham Plaza area and began another fight.
Several minutes later another call was received by one of the alleged victim's mother stating she needed rescue for her son at McDonald's. JBPD said rescue personnel and police were dispatched to McDonald's and arrived in approximately three minutes. However, according to police, they were unable to locate the reported injured person.
Approximately an hour after the original incident occurred, JBPD received a call from an employee at Memorial Hospital Emergency Room claiming they had two patients who sought medical attention at their facility and claimed they were assaulted at the Pier in Jacksonville Beach.
According to the release, the injuries were classified as non-life threatening and an officer was dispatched to their location. The officer was able to obtain the basic information necessary to complete a report, but met with some reluctance from the subjects involved. A report was taken and detectives were assigned to the case.
JBPD stated when investigators began working the case the next day they allegedly did not receive cooperation from the victims, which police said slowed down the investigation.
The alleged victims have since started to cooperate with law enforcement and have been interviewed by investigators.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who has any information in regards to the identity of the subjects is asked to contact the Jacksonville Beach Police Department 904-270-1667. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
First Coast News