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NEW DETAILS: Leon County Sheriff's Office arrests man in homicide investigation

Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 01, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-02 16:34:34-04


Leon County Sheriff's Office issued the following update on what happened:

On Monday, April 1, just before 3:00 p.m., deputies responded to a call from James Key, a resident in the 6500 block of Rivers Bank Way, who threatened to harm himself.

When deputies arrived, they received no response at the door of the residence. After multiple attempts to make contact, Key opened the automatic garage door and was located seated inside. He was detained by deputies on scene.

Upon entering the home, deputies discovered a deceased adult female, identified as Key’s wife. Key was detained and taken into custody and is currently facing homicide charges.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or any criminal activity, contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 606-5800. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Solvers at 850-574-TIPS. Callers to Crime Solvers may be eligible for a cash reward.

UPDATE 5:30 P.M.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office confirmed the victim in this case is a woman. She died of several gunshot wounds.

LCSO also said the situation appeared to be domestic in nature.


The Leon County Sheriff's Office said it is working a death investigation.

The investigation began Monday afternoon in the 6500 block of Rivers Bank Way.

Neighbors are urged to stay away from the scene until further notice.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.