Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Car Sought in Kidnapping

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Car Sought in Kidnapping

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Jacksonville police were looking for a gray 1985 Buick LeSabre in connection with a man taken against his will Sunday evening from a Northwest Jacksonville home, a sergeant said.

Homicide Sgt. T.K. Waters said the man, in his 20s, was involved in a dispute with an unknown number of men at a home in the 6000 block of Gilchrist Road shortly before 8 p.m. when the incident occurred. Waters said detectives are still trying to figure out exactly what happened but that the man's life could be in danger. Waters said the license tag on the car is 605MPF.

Anyone who spots the car or has other information about the kidnapping is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.

Charles Broward

3 DETAINED IN SHOOTING

Jacksonville police detained three people Sunday who were inside a Volkswagen Beetle matching the description of one given by a man who was shot just two hours earlier and only a couple of blocks away. The victim was shot in the 1500 block of West 34th Street about 3:45 p.m., hit in the arm by one of several shots fired at him, a police sergeant said. The man was taken to Shands Jacksonville hospital, where he was expected to be released Sunday evening.

About 5:45 p.m., an officer spotted the distinctive Beetle backed into a residential property with the engine running at West 32nd and Pearce streets, the sergeant said. The three people detained included two men and a woman.

Detectives awaited the release of the victim from the hospital to see if he can identify any of the occupants of the car as being involved in the shooting.

Charles Broward

BOMB THREAT CLOSES DOWNTOWN BLOCKS

Jacksonville police closed several blocks downtown Sunday while members of the police bomb squad examined a package outside the city's fire department headquarters.

A fire employee noticed a large trash container on the steps to the building entrance about 12:15 p.m. and called police to examine it, said Sgt. Rob Beers of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The fire dispatch center, which is located in the building, had received repeated vague threats for about three weeks before Sunday that added to misgivings about the item, he said. …

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