Deputies release the name of the man shot and killed on Massachusetts Avenue

Northwest Florida

Update: Deputies have identified the man as 29-year-old Rashud Dexter. Authorities say he had multiple gun shots to his body. Deputies say Dexter was a victim in the Lucerne Avenue last month when he was going to buy drugs and was shot and robbed. Dexter did not tell authorities who shot him. Deputies also say there were witnesses to Dexter’s murder but they have not been forthcoming.

Update: Residents are startled today after a man was found dead right outside their neighborhood on Massachusetts Avenue and Stara Circle. Resident Tykina Cole lives right next to where the man was found. She says she heard the gunshots.

“12 shots,” Cole said. “Pow pow pow. Pow pow and then there was a break and back at it again, pow pow.”

She says at the time she was in her home doing laundry.

“I’m still up, face swollen all of that,” Cole said. “I did not get any rest. I was explaining this to my manager. And to see the body laying right there and the caution tape, it was sad.”

Cole says the man’s body was found where she would usually catches the bus and goes to work. She says today she will be staying home because she’s still overwhelmed with what she saw.

“It was that close,” Cole said. “It was that close, it was that close.”

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A man was found shot to death in the middle of the street in Escambia County Florida Wednesday morning. According to Sgt. Melanie Peterson with the Escambia County Sheriff’s office, neighbors heard gunshots at about 1:30 this morning on Massachusetts Avenue and Stara Circle.

When deputies arrived they found a man dead in the road. There’s no suspect yet and next of kin has not been notified.

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