City of Fernandina Beach Press Release

First Coast Community Bank  Previous file photo
First Coast Community Bank
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Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police

Late last night a local business manager was shot while making a night deposit at First Coast Community Bank, located at 1750 South 14th Street.

At approximately 11:30 PM on August 1st, the victim was targeted by a lone gunman as he was making a drive up night deposit.  The victim was approached by the suspect and was immediately suspicious.  As the suspect produced a gun and demanded money the victim accelerated rapidly and was able to evade the suspect, but not before the suspect fired the weapon at the victim.  The victim was struck once, but was still able to drive away from the area and call for police assistance.

The victim was transported to Baptist Nassau Hospital where he was treated and later released.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt. He has a thin build, is approximately 5’09” and has unkempt facial hair.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact Detective Tracey Hamilton of the Fernandina Beach Police Department at 277-7342.          

Although such crimes are uncommon in our area, the Fernandina Beach Police Department encourages citizens to be extra vigilant when utilizing night depositories, ATM’s or other financial outlets after dark. If you feel uneasy, see anything suspicious or believe there may be a danger, please contact the Police Department to investigate.

August 2, 2013 12:35 p.m.

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