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Different Suspect Charged in Regency Mall Shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A second man has been arrested and charged with being the person who shot a woman in the Regency Mall last Friday. 

On Monday morning, Lt. Brian Richardson with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced that officers had arrested 18-year-old Keith Brown as the shooter.  Richardson said two witnesses picked Brown out as the shooter.

Surveillance video from the mall showed that the shooter had been with two other men at the time of the shooting.  A police report says officers interviewed those men, 18-year-olds Dreshawn Mays and Eldridge Beauford, and both told them that they had been with another teen, 19-year-old Joshua Davis.

Both Mays and Beauford told police Davis had a gun at the time, the report says.

Early Friday morning, officers picked Davis up and took him to the police station for questioning.  At first, police say Davis would only admit to being at the mall with the other men and being in the vicinity when the shots were fired.

But the report shows that Davis claimed he ran from the area when the shots rang out.

Still, detectives determined that they had enough evidence to charge Davis and they arrested and charged him with two counts of attempted murder and carrying a concealed weapon.

After he was charged, detectives said Davis confessed to the shooting and told them he and the other men had a run-in with 21-year-old Reginald Williams.

The report says Davis admitted to firing several shots at Williams, and didn't mean to hit the victim, 34-year-old Manisa Sapkota.

We checked the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office jail website and Brown is not facing any charges. He has been released.


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