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Police searching for man suspected of downtown murder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the name of a man they believe is responsible for a fatal shooting in downtown Jacksonville Sunday evening.

Melissa Bujeda, Public Information Officer for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said in a news release police are looking for 27-year-old James Hiawatha Russell.

Russell is wanted on charges of murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Bujeda said.

Police believe Russell is responsible for the murder of Philippe Foster.

Foster was killed Sunday, November 4 near the intersection of A. Philip Randolph and Jessie Street.

Bujeda said Russell is described as being 6' tall, 175 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees James Russell is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or via email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

To remain anonymous you may contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.  You could be eligible to receive a cash reward.



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