Man Charged With Murder In Drug-Related Robbery | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man has been charged with murder for shooting and killing a man while trying to "hit a lick" -- a street term for robbery.
Christopher Carl Korslund, 23, shot and killed Louis "Wayne" Cherry, 43, during a drug-related robbery in the early morning hours of March 29.
Korslund identified another man, James Priester, as his accomplice in the robbery, according to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Korslund said that Priester shot Tavaris "JIT" Kirkland, 26, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.
Kirkland, who was interviewed while at Shands Jacksonville hospital, identified both Korslund and Priester as being present during the robbery. He said that both were armed with guns, but that Korslund shot both he and Cherry.
Cherry picked up Kirkland from his girlfriend's house around 1 a.m. on March 29. They went to Korslund's house, 2921 Myrtis Road, where Korslund "hit a lick" off of them for a half ounce of cocaine and a crack cookie.
A person identified in the report as "Witness 1" was told by Korslund the night prior to the shooting that "he was looking to hit a lick and it was a big one," according to the report. The robbery was being planned in the weeks leading up to the shooting, Witness 1 said.
The day after the shooting, Korslund came to Witness 1's job possessing $100-$200 worth of crack cocaine. Korslund told Witness 1 about the hit that "it was crazy but it was alright."
Korslund is being held without bond.