Published On: Sun, May 25th, 2014

Jacksonville man, Lavar Mills, arrested for shooting wife and daughter

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says a Jacksonville man has been arrested and accused of shooting a mother and daughter early Saturday morning.

Lavar Mills

Lavar Mills

Lavar Mills, 35, was captured shortly after the warrant was issued when a tip from a citizen led police to his whereabouts and arrest around 11 a.m. Saturday. The shooting took place in Lake Butler, Florida.

Mills had fled the scene on foot.

Mills was was charged with two counts of attempted murder.

The Sheriff’s Office says it responded to a domestic disturbance call to discover a woman and her child were shot.  The two victims, whose names were not released, were transported to UF Health in Gainesville in stable condition.

Some reports that the woman was his wife, “Melinda” and his daughter, but that is unconfirmed at this time.

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