Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Voice Recognition Lands 2 Men in Jail; the Shooting Victim Recalled What a Masked Suspect Sounded Like

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Voice Recognition Lands 2 Men in Jail; the Shooting Victim Recalled What a Masked Suspect Sounded Like

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Two men have been arrested in a Jacksonville home-invasion robbery where one man was shot twice, police said.

On Aug. 5, just after midnight, several gunmen targeted a home in the 4600 block of Colonial Avenue in the Lake Shore neighborhood, police said. The victim told police he was robbed by masked gunmen who beat him and told him to get down on his knees, according to the arrest report. He said he knocked a gunman's weapon away from his face and started running away. He heard gunshots and felt burning in his chest.

He told police he recognized one of the men's voices.

On Aug. 13, Kyle Shankles, 19, was arrested in the case, followed by Timothy Swinney, 18, on Wednesday, police said. Both are charged with home-invasion robbery and aggravated battery, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Shankles also was charged with probation violation and remained behind bars Friday on $260,000 bail, according to the jail Web site. Swinney remained jailed on $500,000 bail.

Adam Aasen

POLICE TRYING TO SORT OUT A DOUBLE SHOOTING

Two men are recovering from being shot Thursday night as Jacksonville investigators sort through versions of what happened.

They responded to a call about people shooting at each other in front of a Kennard Street apartment building between Lem Turner Road and Edgewood Avenue West about 10:15 p.m.

Police talked with the friends who took each man to the hospital. Because no arrests have been made, The Times-Union is not identifying anyone.

One victim's girlfriend told police the 21-year-old came to her door across the street and said someone tried to break into his apartment and shot him. He was initially listed with serious injuries, but a Shands Jacksonville spokeswoman said Friday that he is in good condition.

A friend of the other man told police he took the 22-year-old to a home near Edgewood and waited for him in his car. …

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