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Attempted 1st Degree Murder Arrest


Released By Osceola County Sheriff’s Office

On September 28, 2019 at about 0319 hours deputies with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Dolphin Street and North Brack Street in the Kissimmee area in reference to a shooting.

The victim, Bernard Ferguson (DOB: 06/07/82) was located laying on the roadside with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition. A thorough investigation revealed the shooter to be Jarmar Francis.

On October 1, 2019, Jarmar Francis was located and apprehended in the St. Cloud area by detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Unit. Once in custody, Jarmar did not cooperate with the investigation. Jarmar Francis was charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder and booked into the Osceola County Jail on zero bond.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving our community and increasing public safety. Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222.