Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Shot in the Face during Robbery at Club; the Victim Was in Serious Condition at Shands Jacksonville

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Shot in the Face during Robbery at Club; the Victim Was in Serious Condition at Shands Jacksonville

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A nightclub employee was seriously injured Sunday when he was shot in the face during an armed robbery at Jacksonville's Doll House lounge, according to police.

The employee and another man were in the parking lot of the club at 2220 Atlantic Blvd. shortly after 2:30 a.m. when three men came up, pointed what appeared to be an Uzi-style gun and told them to get on the ground. As he backed up with his hands in the air, one of the victims was shot in the face, according to a report by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Two of the assailants went into the club and took a handgun from a patron before ordering him and another employee to the floor. Before leaving, the robbers took $150 from a third employee and $1,700 from an office safe, according to the report.

The wounded man, whose name is not being released because no arrests have been reported, talked with police and was walking in the parking lot before he was taken to Shands Jacksonville in serious condition.

One of the employees chased the robbers, who got away on Stevens Street. A large amount of money was later found in the 2100 block of Stevens, according to the report.

A man who answered the phone at the club Wednesday afternoon said no one was immediately available to discuss the case.

Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (845-TIPS) to remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards.

Dana Treen

POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN, MENTALLY ILL SON

Jacksonville police were searching Wednesday night for an 84-year-old Mandarin woman and her mentally ill son, who took her from the Grand Lakes Drive home where she lived with her daughter and a caretaker.

Richard Dexter Dotson, 63, said he wanted custody of his mother, Mary P. Dotson, and drove off with her in his gold Lexus LS430, said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt. Jimmy Ricks. The car has a Florida license tag, 179WMK.

Richard Dotson has been prescribed medication for bipolar disorder and his mother is a diabetic with a heart condition, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500. …

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