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Family identifies victim in LCSO’s death investigation near Woodville Highway Shell gas station

Family members of the victim confirmed to WCTV it was 18-year-old Jalen Jones who died. The...
Family members of the victim confirmed to WCTV it was 18-year-old Jalen Jones who died. The family also told WCTV it was Jones’ 18th birthday today.(Jones family)
Published: Jan. 26, 2021 at 10:27 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2021 at 11:25 AM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says it is investigating after an 18-year-old’s body was found near the Shell gas station at the intersection of Capital Circle and Woodville Highway Tuesday morning.

LCSO says it appears the man died from a gunshot wound on the property behind the gas station, which is located in the 4600 block of Woodville Highway.

Family members of the victim confirmed to WCTV it was 18-year-old Jalen Jones who died. The family also told WCTV it was Jones’ 18th birthday today. Family friends found Jones in an area behind the gas station around 9 a.m., according to the family.

Deputies say it’s unclear at this point whether foul play was involved or what led up to Jones’ death. It’s also not clear when exactly the shooting happened, according to the sheriff’s office.

As of 11:30 a.m., there has been no mention of any suspects.

The Tallahassee Police Department and LCSO were on scene. A large portion of the back section of the property was cordoned off with police tape.

TPD says the Leon County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on this case.

WCTV has a crew on the scene and is awaiting more details from the sheriff’s office.

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