Deputies try to ID suspect in Chick-fil-A incident

Published On: Jul 25 2014 02:13:29 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2014 02:14:47 PM EDT

Deputies in Clay County are asking for the public's help in identifying and finding a suspect in an incident from March in which a firearm was discharged in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A in Orange Park.

Deputies released a photo of the young man (pictured above).

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 904-264-6512.

Two teens from Jacksonville were arrested earlier this year in connection with the incident.

Clay County deputies said that the night of March 1, a shot was fired among a group of dozens of juveniles outside the restaurant.

Investigators said there was a fight outside the Orange Park Mall and AMC 24 theater on Wells Road about 9:30 p.m. and the crowd was forced to leave the property.

About 40-50 juveniles left and went instead to the Chick-fil-A restaurant across the street, deputies said.

A short time later, deputies received calls reporting shots fired outside the restaurant. They said the first deputy arrived and a 14-year-old boy fled from him. He was pursued on foot by the deputy and arrested, but his identity was not released.

Deputies said a gun was not recovered and no one was injured.


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