Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man, 27, Shot over Rent; Roommate Arrested

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man, 27, Shot over Rent; Roommate Arrested

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A 23-year-old Jacksonville man faces an attempted-murder charge after his roommate was shot in the head in October during an argument over unpaid rent, according to a Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Authorities arrested Deangelo Correll Pressley on Nov. 14 after interviews with multiple witnesses, according to his arrest report.

Police responded to the apartment in the 1800 block of West 13th Street on Oct. 17 about 1:40 p.m. and found Zafir Kahlil Robinson, 27, suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Pressley's arrest warrant. He has since undergone brain surgery.

Pressley's brother and two juveniles who were in the apartment were interviewed before the warrant was issued, according to the document.

Antonio Pressley told investigators he argued with Robinson before the shooting but was inside the apartment when the shot was fired, according to the warrant. He said his brother Deangelo Pressley and Robinson were the only people outside the apartment when the shooting happened.

Several witnesses told investigators they heard the shooter tell the victim he had to the count of five to leave the premises, according to the warrant, and then they heard the shooter count before firing the gun.

A box of ammunition that belonged to Deangelo Pressley was recovered from the scene.

Joe Daraskevich


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