JCSO said the homicide happened at a marijuana processing facility on Monday.
Now, the sheriff’s office is looking for 38 year-old Jose “Alfredo” Sotelo-Palma.
JCSO describes Sotelo-Palma as 5-feet-11 inches tall and slender with black hair and brown eyes.
The sheriff’s office believes he has connections to a Mexican drug cartel.
JCSO’s Aaron Lewis said, “at this time, we do not believe the suspect is a danger to the general public, although he is considered armed and dangerous, so if you see the suspect do not approach him. Instead, call 911 right away.”
Sotelo-Palma is charged with second-degree murder, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of menacing.
The sheriff’s office said they are searching a very broad area and they are working with law enforcement agencies from outside the state.
The victim of the homicide is 31 year-old Luis Ayala-Zavala of Jacksonville
JCSO said they will provide more information when it becomes available.