JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 60-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested over the weekend in the shooting death of his wife.
Cleon Erland McQueen turned himself into the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Saturday after a woman, identified as his wife Terrion McQueen, was found shot inside a vehicle in the Oakleaf community.
McQueen is charged with premeditated attempted murder, according to a copy of his arrest report, though those charges are expected to be upgraded because his wife later died of her injuries.
The charges stem from a shooting reported about 12:48 a.m. Saturday in Oakleaf. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim seated in a vehicle suffering from a lone gunshot wound to the head, the report said.
Paramedics rushed the shooting victim, who was identified by friends as Terrion McQueen, to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, but she did not survive.
Condolences for the Andrew Jackson graduate have poured in on Facebook. “A beautiful lady gone too soon,” one friend said, while another added that “Terrion was a beautiful, wonderful and loving person.”
According to the report, McQueen was seen casing the neighborhood before the shooting. The report said he punched a hole in her driver’s side window and then shot her in the left side of the head.
While detectives were working the investigation, they were notified that McQueen had surrendered to police at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office headquarters on Bay Street downtown.
Investigators recovered a partially loaded .380 caliber handgun, which had a round in the chamber.
McQueen declined to speak with police without an attorney present. Based on preliminary evidence, police placed him under arrest on a felony charge of attempted murder.
Deputies transported McQueen to the Clay County jail where he’s being held without bond.
McQueen has no prior arrests in Clay County. A search of Duval County court records shows he has a list of arrests for varying offenses dating back to the 90s. He served a year-and-a-half in prison after pleading guilty to a grand theft charge stemming from a 2001 arrest.
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