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Man suspected of fatally shooting girlfriend in Jacksonville arrested

11:57 PM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
Prince Deandre Sanders
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man suspected of shooting and killing his girlfriend Tuesday morning has been arrested by police.

Prince Sanders, 27, was arrested on Tuesday night at 10:17 p.m., according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office jail records.

Sanders is facing two felony charges, murder and possession of weapon or ammunition by a convicted Florida felon. His bond has been set at $75,003.

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Police say the domestic dispute began Monday night at 734 Ralph Street when Sanders allegedly beat up his girlfriend during an altercation.

Sergeant Shawn Coarsey with the JSO Homicide Unit said eyewitnesses say Sanders left the residence and then returned Tuesday morning. The couple continued arguing, and that's when police believe he shot the victim around 6:45 a.m.

The victim, who has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, died after being transported to a local hospital. Police say Sanders lived on and off with his girlfriend and don't know what caused the argument.

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