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Florida dad shot dead in front of daughter, 2, in ‘targeted’ killing


Florida dad shot dead in front of daughter, 2, in ‘targeted’ killing

By Selim Algar
February 23, 2022

A father of four was shot dead in front of his 2-year-old daughter in a quiet Jacksonville neighborhood last week — and Florida cops are calling the unsolved crime a “targeted” murder.

Software engineer Jared Bridegan, 33, was found dead next to his SUV in the normally quiet Lake Sanctuary neighborhood with his child still in the vehicle, according to a report.

Officials said he had been shot multiple times at close range on February 16th and that it was a “miracle” the girl was not hit by gunfire.

Bridegan’s car had its emergency lights flashing when officers arrived and there was spare tire in the middle of the street.

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Published March 16, 2023 2:28pm EDT
Jared Bridegan murder: Florida state attorney announces arrest in Microsoft exec's slaying
Bridegan's ex-wife, Shanna Gardner-Fernandez, remains a suspect in the killing, law enforcement sources say
By Rebecca Rosenberg | Fox News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The state attorney's office announced Thursday a new arrest in the shocking murder of Florida father of four Jared Bridegan, who was gunned down in front of his toddler more than a year ago.

Melissa Nelson, the state attorney for Florida's Fourth Judicial District, and Jacksonville Beach Police Chief Gene Paul Smith said at a press conference that the husband of Bridegan's ex-wife has been charged in his slaying.

Mario Fernandez, 35, the second husband of Bridegan's ex-wife, Shanna Gardner-Fernandez, was arrested Thursday morning in Orlando, Florida, by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and officers with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department.

Gardner-Fernandez, 35, remains a suspect in the killing, according to law enforcement sources. ... FOX News

Smokin Joe:
Prayers up for that child!


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