- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A police officer in Jacksonville shot a man in the leg after he fled from a vehicle involved in a high speed chase late Sunday, officials said.

Officers had stopped the car for a red light violation when it sped away at speeds between 90 and 100 mph, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Chief T.K. Waters said during a news conference early Monday.

The injured man was taken to a hospital where he remained in stable condition, Waters said. The six other occupants of the vehicle were detained and were being questioned by officers.

Waters said officers used “stop sticks” to eventually stop the fleeing vehicle. That’s when the driver got out and ran, he said. An officer followed the man around a building and fired one shot. No one else was injured.

Investigators are still trying to gather details about why the shot was fired, Waters said. He said the state attorney’s office will conduct a separate investigation of the shooting.



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