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Police say gunshot heard in the area by homeowner

5:53 PM, Dec 9, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the name of a man Sunday who was found dead on the side of Ft. Caroline Road early Sunday morning.

Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda with the sheriff's office identified the victim as Thomas James Nunley, 19, of Jacksonville.

Homicide detective Sgt. Waters said police got a call of a person down and hurt around 2 a.m. in the 7000 block of Ft. Caroline Road near East Hermitage Road. There they found Nunley partially on the sidewalk and in the roadway.

Rescue units responded and pronounced the him dead at the scene. Police say he was bleeding.

Sgt. Waters said a homeowner near the scene reported hearing a gunshot in the distance.

The medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death, while police continue to investigate. 

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