The Latest: Officer in stable condition after shooting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in Florida (all times local):
A police officer is in stable condition after being struck during an exchange of gunfire with a man outside a Waffle House in northeastern Florida.
During a Thursday morning news conference, Jacksonville Beach police Chief Patrick Dooley said 27-year-old Jovan Sisljagic shot Officer William Eierman on Wednesday night. Two other officers were involved in the exchange of gunfire but weren’t hurt. Dooley says two police vehicles were struck by bullets.
Sisljagic was also wounded in the shooting. Dooley says he was treated and released from the hospital early Thursday. He’s facing two counts of attempted first-degree murder. He’s being held without bond and jail records don’t list a lawyer for him.
Authorities say Sisljagic was walking when he opened fire on a police officer who drove by. He then ran and was confronted by two more officers. That’s when the officer was shot.
A police officer and a suspect were shot during an exchange of gunfire outside a Waffle House in northeastern Florida.
The Jacksonville Beach Police Department tells WTLV-TV one of their officers was shot Wednesday night and was taken to a hospital.
Cmdr. Tommy Crumley tells WJXT-TV a pedestrian had opened fire on an officer driving by, who wasn’t injured. The suspect ran, and was met by two more officers. During an exchange of gunfire, the suspect and an officer were both shot.
The suspect’s name hasn’t been released.
Authorities haven’t released the officer’s name, but Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham says the officer is in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect’s condition is unknown.
Latham visited the officer and his family in the hospital.