Police: Man in critical condition after attack

Published On: Feb 11 2013 11:28:39 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 12 2013 12:17:13 PM EST

A 65-year-old man is in critical condition after he was attacked Monday night, according to authorities.

Jacksonville police said Jerry Campbell's girlfriend found him injured outside of a home on South Gulf Road just after 7 p.m.

The man had wounds on his face and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Police said he was unconscious.

According to a police report, Campbell's girlfriend didn't know if the injury was accidental or if he was a victim of battery.

Doctors at the hospital said Campbell had a broken nose and a possible head injury. They said his injuries were life-threatening.

Police said they had not found any witnesses, but were continuing to look for evidence and canvassing the neighborhood.

Police said no arrests have been made.

Neighbors who knew Campbell said he is a very nice guy and a disabled Navy veteran. They said he's lived at the home for at least 20 years.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus