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Teen accused of plotting to murder his father and killing his teenage accomplice 3 days later

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it arrested a teenager for the murder of his father and his accomplice following two shooting investigations.

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In August 2022, officers responded to Sandle Drive and found Shane Payne Sr. inside his home with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three days later, officers responded to an incident on Ortega Farms Boulevard and found 16-year-old Timothy Dixon with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

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JSO’s Homicide and Crime Scene units conducted both investigations and, thanks to evidence found at both scenes and interviews with witnesses, were able to connect both shootings.

Police determined that Timothy Dixon killed Shane Payne Sr. with the help of the victim’s son, 17-year-old Shane Payne Jr., who was identified as the suspect who allegedly killed Dixon 3 days later.

Shane Payne Jr. was already jailed on unrelated charges. He is now also charged with second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

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