Woman chased down, murdered victim who stole money from her boyfriend, cops say

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Source: Jacksonville County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Aug. 16 2021, Published 12:37 p.m. ET

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A woman has been charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of a man in a fast-food parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Dawn Browning, 28, was arrested in Georgia in connection to the June shooting, according to the Jacksonville County Sheriff’s Office. She was charged with second-degree murder. She has since returned to Florida to face the charges.

On June 21, first responders went to a Popeye’s on Dunn Avenue for a reported shooting. When they arrived, officers found a man with a gunshot wound, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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Surveillance video showed the victim running from a nearby business and being chased, according to News4Jax. A woman inside a red vehicle pulled up next to the victim, pointed a handgun and fired.

Witnesses gave police the license plate number, which allowed police to put the car in a national database, according to the News4Jax report.

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Police in Georgia arrested Browning the next day on drug and weapon charges, according to the News4Jax report. Detectives from Florida spoke to Browning in Georgia.

Browning told investigators the victim stole money from her boyfriend and they confronted him at the restaurant.

Once police spoke to Browning, they got a warrant for the second-degree murder charge and started the process to bring her back to Florida.

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