Daniel Rowe


Two days after a man pleaded guilty to killing Riverside restaurant employee Daniel Rowe behind the Blind Rabbit restaurant in July 2015, a second man was arrested and charged with murder.

Devonte Hanford, 22, who has a long criminal history and is on probation for a 2016 conviction on a weapons charge, was booked into the Duval County jail Saturday afternoon and made his first appearance before a judge Sunday morning.

Man pleads guilty to killing Blind Rabbit employee

Jul 28, 2017
Erron Coleman / Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

After two years of denying his role in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daniel Rowe outside the Blind Rabbit restaurant in July 2015, Erron Coleman pleaded guilty Thursday

Coleman, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, second-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery. He faces terms of 25 years to life for the murder plus a minimum of 10 years for the armed robbery when he is sentenced in Sept. 25.

Police Make Arrest In Fatal Riverside Shooting

Jul 25, 2016
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

JACKSONVILLE — One year and two days after a 20-year-old was shot and killed while taking out the garbage at a Riverside restaurant, Jacksonville police and State Attorney Angela Corey announced an arrest in the case.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: A description of the two possible wallets Daniel Rowe was carrying at the time he was robbed was added.

A reward of $7,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the murder of a Riverside restaurant employee.

Two men are believed to have robbed the victim before shooting him in the head.

On Wednesday, July 22, at around 10 p.m., Daniel Rowe was taking out the trash behind the Blind Rabbit restaurant on King Street where he worked. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Director Tom Hackney says that’s when it’s believed two men approached the 20-year-old father of two, took his wallet at gunpoint and shot him.


Jacksonville police are asking for any information that can lead to arrest in the killing of a Riverside bar employee Wednesday night.

People who live and work near the scene of the shooting are uneasy with the suspects still on the loose.

The Blind Rabbit bar and restaurant reopened Friday morning after closing for a day out of respect for employee Daniel Rowe. Police say witnesses saw two men fleeing after the shooting in the alley behind Blind Rabbit around 10 Wednesday.