Two People Found Shot To Death In Jacksonville, Suspect Arrested Weeks Later

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Source: MEGA; Jacksonville Sherif's Office

Aug. 4 2022, Published 3:31 p.m. ET

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A man has been arrested in connection to a double murder in Florida, though police have not said why he allegedly killed.

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This week, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it arrested Riashon Gist, 20, in connection to the late-June case.

Around 9:30 p.m. on June 20, police responded to an intersection for a reported shooting.

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When officers arrived, they found a man and a woman both shot to death, according to the sheriff’s office. The victims were both pronounced dead at the scene.


The names of the victims have not been released.

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Investigators identified Gist as a suspect and he was arrested weeks later. Authorities have not released a motive in the case.

Gist was charged with two counts of murder.


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