Pregnant mother, local radio personality murdered in suspected domestic violence case – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville mother of two, with a third on the way, was murdered Saturday night in what friends described as a case of domestic violence.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene Saturday at Mission Pointe Apartments in North Jacksonville where they found the body of Ta’Sheka Young.

>>> STREAM ACTION NEWS JAX LIVE <<<

[DOWNLOAD: Free Action News Jax app for alerts as news breaks]

Young, known as “Tysheeks” to her listeners on Power 106.1, attended Bethune-Cookman University where she majored in broadcasting. She also worked at an Orlando station. Friends said her personality went beyond radio.

“She was the strong friend that everyone ran to talk to and she was the person people trusted a lot,” Marc Dixon, or “DJ Nailz,” said.

Dixon went to school with Young and also worked for the same company, Cox Media Group, which also owns Action News Jax.

In a statement to Action News Jax, CMG said “Power 106.1 was saddened to learn about the passing of our former colleague, Tasheka Young. We want to offer our condolences to Tasheka’s loved ones.”

Power 106.1 also posted to Facebook saying, “Tasheka Young, ‘Tysheeks’, was a spirited, ambitious, and loved part of the Power 106.1 family for many years. She loved her job, her community, and most of all her family. Her voice will never be forgotten and we pray for her and her family.”

RELATED: Hundreds share sadness on social media over death of Jacksonville radio personality Ty’Sheeks

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced it arrested Bursey Armstrong, 33, and charged him with second-degree murder. Neighbors said they heard arguing for hours leading up to Saturday night’s shooting.

Quigley House, a domestic violence center in Green Cove Springs, said murder is the leading cause of death against pregnant women.

“The mere fact that a child is coming into the world and that child is going to require attention. Those are factors that can contribute to somebody feeling fear of losing control of the situation,” Jennifer Rodriguez, the CEO, said. “When your vulnerability increases, the lethality of your situation increases.”

Rodriguez said it’s important for women struggling with violence to document the details of abuse, reach out to a domestic violence center and get copies of important documents like birth certificates.

Rodriguez said escaping can be a process, but centers like Quigley House are around to help. Every county has a certified center.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence hotline at 800-799-7233.

[SIGN UP: Action News Jax Daily Headlines Newsletter]

Click here to download the free Action News Jax news and weather apps, click here to download the Action News Jax Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Action News Jax live.

Baby News

Related Posts

Reactions as Whitemoney Recounts How Mum Handled Lady Claiming to be Pregnant for Him

Comments Off on Reactions as Whitemoney Recounts How Mum Handled Lady Claiming to be Pregnant for Him

Erica Mena Whine On Safaree’s Head & Jokes About Being Pregnant Again

Comments Off on Erica Mena Whine On Safaree’s Head & Jokes About Being Pregnant Again

Janie B. Cheaney: God’s perspective on unplanned pregnancies

Comments Off on Janie B. Cheaney: God’s perspective on unplanned pregnancies

Family of pregnant MoDOT worker killed in crash wants to sue

Comments Off on Family of pregnant MoDOT worker killed in crash wants to sue

Mammals can press pause on their pregnancies | A Moment of Science

Comments Off on Mammals can press pause on their pregnancies | A Moment of Science

Mother-in-law secretly serves meat to her pregnant vegetarian daughter-in-law

Comments Off on Mother-in-law secretly serves meat to her pregnant vegetarian daughter-in-law

‘We Are Pregnant’ – Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee Set Up the Stage to Give the World a Glimpse of Their Pregnancy Period

Comments Off on ‘We Are Pregnant’ – Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee Set Up the Stage to Give the World a Glimpse of Their Pregnancy Period

Pregnancy, testing, results, and treatment

Comments Off on Pregnancy, testing, results, and treatment

Disease control, safe medications critical to pregnancies for women with rheumatic disease: Newsroom

Comments Off on Disease control, safe medications critical to pregnancies for women with rheumatic disease: Newsroom

Seeing Gurmeet Choudhary Helping Pregnant Debina Bonnerjee Will Melt Your Heart

Comments Off on Seeing Gurmeet Choudhary Helping Pregnant Debina Bonnerjee Will Melt Your Heart

Heavily pregnant mum weeks from giving birth trapped in hellish Croydon flat so small kids have to eat on floor

Comments Off on Heavily pregnant mum weeks from giving birth trapped in hellish Croydon flat so small kids have to eat on floor

TikToker Abbie Herbert Is Pregnant After Pregnancy Loss

Comments Off on TikToker Abbie Herbert Is Pregnant After Pregnancy Loss

Create Account



Log In Your Account