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Jacksonville Police Seeking Men Who Stole Gun Used To Kill Tarpon Springs Officer

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Jacksonville police are asking for help catching the men who they say stole a gun that was used to kill a police officer.

The Sheriff’s Office has released a video and photos of two men trying to open the door of a car in the Bartram Springs area last summer. The two are wanted in connection with burglaries of several cars parked on Wind Cave Avenue in the early morning hours of August 5.

Police say a gun they stole was then used in the shooting death of Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek two weeks ago.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $3,000 reward for information about the men’s identity or whereabouts. 

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP