Relatives gather to remember two people killed in Southside parking lot shooting


On Wednesday evening, loved ones gathered to remember Jamarion Barnes and Tyniya Powell.

The two were shot next to an ATM on Bowden Road. Police say they were both found outside a car. A family friend spoke to Action News Jax and said her son played football with Barnes – it’s something she will treasure forever.


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“He was a good boy. He was a good young man,” Latonya Nelson said. “He was a nice young man.”

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More than 60 friends and family members gathered to honor their lives at the location where the shooting happened. It was a night filled with tears and support.

“You took a son, you took a father, you took a brother, you took a friend, you took a nephew, you took a grandson, you took someone’s life,” she said.

According to the JSO transparency page, there have been at least 60 murders in Jacksonville this year. Nelson says the violence must stop.

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“I’m tired of seeing the dead. I’m sick of seeing these kids killing each other,” Nelson said. “It makes no sense, they don’t live, they die.”

Of the 60 murders this year, the transparency page says 17 cases have been solved. Nelson says coming together and talking is key.

“We would like the streets to talk to the police, but we know that’s not going to happen, it’s not going to happen. But if someone decides to talk about it, then by God, by God, let it be please, please talk about it,” she said.

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At this time, the police report indicates that the suspect is approximately five foot six or five foot seven and was wearing dark colored clothing. If you know anything about this shooting, please call the police.

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