UPDATE: JSO confident CVS suspect is right person for Mojo murder

UPDATE: JSO confident CVS suspect is right person for Mojo murder


Chief of Investigations Annie Smith held a press conference at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 12, stating that suspect Herman Pickens was still in custody, charged with attempted homicide, burglary and possession of firearm by a convicted felon for the incident at CVS Pharmacy at 4475 San Juan Avenue on Monday, July 8.

In addition, Chief Smith said, “We’re confident we have the right person in custody”, but police have not yet char

ged [Pickens] with the murder that took place at MOJO No. 4 in Avondale. “We need more evidence to build the strongest case possible before adding this charge,” continued Smith.

“Residents of Avondale can rest assured that a dangerous criminal was taken off the streets,” she said. “It took a coordinated effort and great resources but the JSO was able to apprehend Pickens. He remains in custody with no bond.”

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is also investigating whether Pickens was working alone or if there are other individuals involved in either incident. They are also looking at other crimes to see if there are patterns that indicate Pickens might be responsible. Smith was unable to comment on the report about a gun that was found on Pickens Tuesday, July 9, when he was apprehended at the Mr. Dragon Chinese Restaurant at 6429 San Juan Avenue.


She concluded the press conference by saying, “We want the most rock-solid case we can take to the State’s Attorney’s office to see the death of Robert Sutton brought to justice.”

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