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Police officer, the suspect in the hospital after a shooting in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.: reports

A police agent was reportedly shot Wednesday night in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., the authorities say.

(WFOX)

A police officer was shot Wednesday night in the vicinity of a Waffle House restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., according to the reports.

The suspect ran along the Beach from the Promenade as he fired at the officer passing patrol car, Jacksonville’s WJXT-TV reported.

NEW INFO – Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham talked with @DanielleANjax about the wounded officer, described the officer as “Strong as an ox.” @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews https://t.co/UBwZ52c5yz

— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) August 9, 2018

Breaking: new video of Memorial Hospital where #JaxBeach Officer who was shot in the vicinity of the beach’s #WaffleHouse was taken. Expect a lot of local officials, as displayed in the support. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/4v70ujezjR

— Paige Kelton (@PaigeANjax) August 9, 2018

After the suspect fled, different level, ‘ police chased him to the area in the vicinity of the restaurant, where gunfire was exchanged, Jacksonville’s FOX 30 reported.

An officer and the suspect were hospitalized with gunshot wounds, the report said, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham visited the officer of Memorial Hospital and said the officer was in stable condition and as strong as an ox.”

 

 

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