Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Double Shooting

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Double Shooting

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Jacksonville police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in Northwest Jacksonville about midnight Monday.

Police said the attack occurred in the 10100 block of Beam Street. Ronald James Morris, 24, of Old Lem Turner Road was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other unidentified man was taken to UF Health Jacksonville in stable condition.

No other details were released.

Jim Schoettler


The identity has been released of a man whose body was recovered from a Jacksonville retention pond where he disappeared Sunday.

Geovanny B. Pardes, 47, swam into the pond behind his house in the 12600 block of Daylight Trail to retrieve a paddle boat. He appeared to reach down into the water before getting to the boat, witnesses told police.

His 13-year-old son was among those on shore and threw a water hose toward his father in an attempt to help him, according to a police report. Pardes never grabbed the hose and did not resurface.

Officers were called about 3:15 p.m. Pardes' body was recovered just before 6 p.m. Sunday.

Dana Treen


A coffee spill that burned a Jacksonville toddler happened accidentally at the home of the child's grandmother, police said.

The child was at her grandmother's home when she pulled a placemat from the kitchen counter, according to the Sheriff's Office incident report. Her grandmother had placed a cup of coffee on the mat and was turned away getting a pastry for the 19-month-old when the accident occurred.

Coffee spilled on the right side of the child's neck, chest and arm, the report said.

Her grandmother called the girl's mother, and the two women were on the way to UF Health Jacksonville when another motorist saw them in distress at Collins Road and recommended they pull into a business there and call rescue workers. …

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