Crandall “Jack” Reed, 51, had pulled his Yellow Cab taxi into the parking lot of the Boy Scouts of America building on Edgewood Ave in Jacksonville, FL around 3:30am on Friday November 16, 2007.
As he sat in his cab, an unknown car pulled in front of him attempting to block in Reed. Knowing something wasn’t right, Reed drove his cab around the building.
As he attempted to escape, someone jumped from the unknown car and began shooting. Reed was able to drive to a convenience store a few blocks away before collapsing on the steering wheel and being discovered by police responding to a “shots fired” call in the area.
Reed, who proudly served 20 years with the US Navy before retiring and was a veteran of Desert Storm, died from gunshot wounds a short time later at a local hospital.
For years Jack’s family has struggled with his murder but always remained hopeful that those responsible would be brought to justice.
Investigators have never publicly named a suspect and have repeatedly asked for the public’s help.
If you have any information on the 2007 murder of Crandall “Jack” Reed please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (904) 630-2172. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS.
You may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000 if your Crime Stoppers tip leads to an arrest in this murder case. There is also an additional $10,000 reward being offered by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.
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