An investigation by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a 61-year-old man on Friday and he was charged with second-degree murder after an altercation on North Main Street in December.
Earl Leroy Coleman was quickly identified as the suspect and he was arrested on Friday with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force.
At approximately 8:30 PM on Dec. 23, JSO patrol officers responded to a local hospital’s reference to a person who had been shot. The victim, 23-year-old Martiaz McGruder later died in the hospital.
Officers located a crime scene at the 4000 block of North Main Street, where they learned that there was an altercation that began inside a business and went into the parking lot where the victim was shot. Several subjects have been detained to determine their involvement with the incident.