Officers clash with mentally ill man on Edgewood Ave. – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident involving an officer in the 2000 block of West Edgewood Ave.

JSO reports at 4:45 p.m. that officers responded to a call about a man with mental illness.

Upon arriving at the scene, the suspect fired five rounds from a handgun at the officers each time they approached the house. No officers were hit.

Subject then ran inside the house, communicating by phone to officers that there were 2 other people inside with him.

Officers then called back to the scene with a drone officer.

The Officer drone was used to see the suspect inside and as he approached the door. Officers fired twice at the door. The suspect was not hit.

The two people inside the house were able to escape the scene to safety during this time.

After a short time, the suspect walked out unarmed to be taken into custody and questioned.

This is an ongoing investigation and will be updated as new details come in.

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