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Man arrested for attempted murder in shooting near Raines

11:16 AM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man has been charged with attempted second degree murder after shooting another man after a football game against Raines High School on Sept. 7.

Bruce Cornell Jackson, 18, was arrested on Oct. 4 in the shooting of Anthony Joshua Caesar, 20. He is facing charges of attempted murder - second degree and criminal attempt - capital felony crime, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police report. Jackson is being held on a $500,003 blanket bond.

Caesar was interviewed by police on Oct. 3 and told them he was leaving Raines with his friend Donnie Caldwell when they saw two black males running up behind his friend's vehicle. Those men were Jackson and Messiah Matthew Meachem, 18.

Caesar said he saw Jackson with a "chopper" -- which is an assault-type rifle, according to the report. Caesar said he exited out the passenger's side of his friend's vehicle and was then shot in the chest and leg immediately.

After he saw them running behind the vehicle, Caldwell crashed his car and tried to flee on foot, but Meachem grabbed his shirt to keep him from running away, Caldwell told police. Lt. Rob Schoonover with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Meachem was arrested on a simple battery charge.

Schoonover said the incident was likely the result of an ongoing dispute between a couple of groups.

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