Family Says Gunman Shot By Police Didn't Mean Harm

The family of a man shot and killed by a Jacksonville Police officer Friday morning on Gum Branch Road during a standoff describe him as the life of the party, charismatic, loving, and caring.

The family of 30 year-old Samuel Jarolim also say he was bipolar and on medication for the condition.

Jarolim lived with his parents and was by himself for the weekend when he found three guns -- a 38 special, a rifle and a shotgun, belonging to his father. The family says they believe their son hit a low point when he stood on the street and pointing the weapons.

They say he had no intent to hurt anyone-- since he didn't have ammunition to the weapons.

The family says they understand how the community could have been more than frightened Friday morning, but hope citizens can realize they are grieving too after losing a family member.


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