#84 Mar 19, 2011
Get rid of all roaches.
Since: Mar 11
#85 Mar 25, 2011
Eureka Gardens is our version of Cabrini-Green in Chicago. Sad it turned into a hellhole
#87 May 26, 2011
Toddler uninjured as gunshots fly at Jacksonville apartment
A 2-year-old child wasn't hit early Wednesday when his father and girlfriend were shot as the man tried to fight off an apparent home invasion robbery attempt in a Eureka Garden apartment.
Jacksonville police said the man and woman, 32 and 36 years old, were watching television about 3:20 a.m. when they heard knocking at the door, according to the police report. The man peeked out the door and saw someone wearing a mask pointing a gun at him and pushing his way in, according to the police report.
The man tried to wrestle the gunman away from the door, but the gun went off multiple times. The woman behind him yelled, "I'm shot, I'm shot," and he realized he'd been hit in the left arm as well, according to the police report.
The man said the gunman and two others ran onto Plymouth Street from the Labelle Street complex.
The woman had a non life-threatening wound to her right thigh, police said. The toddler, who had been beside her, was not injured.
#88 Aug 6, 2011
One killed, one hurt in Westside shooting
Jacksonville police said one man was killed and other hospitalized after a Friday night shooting.
Both were shot at the Eureka Garden apartments, a high-crime complex at 1214 Labelle St. The two victims appear to have driven off and stopped a few blocks away in the 5200 block of Normandy Boulevard, said Sgt. Mike Perry with the Sheriff's Office.
Perry said both victims were in the same car when police arrived. He did not know the extent of the injuries to the man who was taken to Shands Jacksonville hospital.
Police were first called to Eureka Garden about 6:20 p.m. but did not find any victims, Perry said. Shortly thereafter, a 911 call came from the Foot Locker on Normandy.
Foot Locker employee Pierre Williams said a person ran into the store and said someone was shot, so Williams said he called police.
Police blocked off much of Normandy near Ellis Avenue for several hours. Perry said police were still investigating and did not release any information on possible suspects.
#89 Jun 18, 2012
A man in his early 20s was hospitalized after he was shot Sunday following an argument at the Eureka Garden apartment complex, Jacksonville police said.
The wounds were not life-threatening, said detective M.E. Pichardo of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. He said police do not know if the shooter was male or female.
The shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. behind a building at the complex at 1214 Labelle Street.
#90 Jun 22, 2012
For the second time in less than a week, someone was shot in the Eureka Garden apartment complex.
A man was walking through the complex about 10:30 p.m. Thursday after visiting friends when shots rang out, Jacksonville police said.
The man was hit once in the shoulder.
The victim said he didn't see the shooter, and police do not have any suspects at this time, detective W.C. Swanson said.
The man was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.
Another man was hospitalized Sunday after being shot following an argument at the complex.
#91 Jul 21, 2012
4 shot in Eureka Garden Friday night
Jacksonville police are investigating the shooting of four young men at Eureka Garden about 1 a.m. Saturday.
Sgt. C.B. Remolde of the Sheriff's Office said officers responded to calls in the 1200 block of Labelle Street and found the four victims, three with gunshot wounds to the legs and one with a gunshot to the head. However, the head wound was not life-threatening, Remolde said.
No suspects were in custody at 2 a.m. Saturday as it was still an ongoing investigation, Remolde said.
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue personnel were still on the scene about 2:30 a.m. and were treating an unidentified man in handcuffs who appeared to be bleeding in the back of a police cruiser as he was removed for treatment. The victim appeared to be calm and did not display signs of distress.
“one foot over the line”
Since: Jul 07
cans a sh!tty m!ssery
#92 Jan 3, 2013
“one foot over the line”
Since: Jul 07
cans a sh!tty m!ssery
#93 Jan 3, 2013
BACK.... Damn you auto correct.... Lmao
#94 Mar 16, 2014
Police find man laying in apartment after shooting
Police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning in a Westside apartment that critically injured a man.
A few minutes after midnight, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the Eureka Gardens Apartment Complex on Labelle Street, right near Cassat Avenue. Officers found a man lying unresponsive in an apartment.
Jacksonville Fire-Rescue was called and the victim was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries.
#95 Oct 28, 2014
15-year-old boy shot at Westside apartments, dies
A 15-year-old boy died after being shot in the back several times behind a Westside apartment building Monday night, according to Jacksonville police.
Officers responding to a call of shots fired at Eureka Garden Apartments off Labelle Street about 10:15 p.m. found Damantrae Franklin (pictured) behind building No. 10 with multiple gunshot wounds in his back. He was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where he died.
"I went to the hospital. I just lost it," said the victim's grandmother, Rosezina Dib.
Officers said several witnesses reported hearing shots, but no one saw much of anything, so they don't have any word on a possible suspect or suspects at this time.
Police said Franklin lived about eight miles away on Doncaster Avenue. He attended Ribault High School.
"He was funny. He played in a band. He liked to play football, liked to joke around and stuff," Dib said.
This was the second homicide in Eureka Gardens this year and the 17th since 2007.
People who live in the area are frightened.
"We got to leave. We got to go somewhere," Bowden said. "Anywhere's better than Eureka Gardens."
Anyone with any information about the killing is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $3,000.
The homicide at Eureka Garden Apartments was the second this year. The first was in March. There have been 17 homicides there since 2007.
That year the apartment complex had the designation as the most violent one in Jacksonville because there were nine homicides there.
After that, Wayman Ministries began an aggressive community outreach program, and the violence subsided.
But it has not gone away altogether. There were no homicides at the complex in 2008, two in 2009, three in 2010, one in 2011 and none in 2012 or 2013.
#96 Nov 2, 2014
Eureka Gardens home invasion leaves man dead
Same apartment complext were 15-year-old was killed Monday
Police are investigating another deadly shooting in the Eureka Gardens Apartments on Jacksonville's Westside. This time a resident told officers he shot a man trying to break into his apartment.
It happened at 1:40 a.m. Sunday at the apartments on Labelle Street, just off McDuff Avenue.
Police have not identified the man killed, but they did take the shooter into custody and questioned him downtown.
Right now investigators are trying to piece together what happened, and determine the relationship between the two men.
"He's given us an indication that he may have known the individual," Sgt. Jay Jansen with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said at the scene. "Then again, he's on his way downtown where detectives can do extensive interview with him."
This is the same apartment complex where 15-year-old Demantrae Franklin was shot to death Monday night. Franklin was shot in the back several times behind a Eureka Gardens building. He was taken to UF Health where he later died.
Officers said several witnesses reported hearing shots but no one saw much of anything. JSO has no suspects in Franklin's death at this time. If you have any information on this murder or the shooting from early this morning you're asked to call crime stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
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