Jacksonville officer injured following Christmas Day shooting, police chase

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officer was injured early Christmas morning after a shooting led to a police chase in the 8400 block of Jasper Avenue.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the scene in reference to a shooting and found a man with a gunshot wound. The man was shot in front of his home by a gunman in a white SUV, according to police, and the SUV fled the scene.

Police said they saw a vehicle that matched the description of the SUV and when they attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled – starting a police chase.

Using forcible stopping tactics, the officers were able to stop the vehicle and apprehend two suspects.

JSO said a third suspect, described as a thin black man with short dreadlocks, fled the scene.

Police said he was wearing a brown sweatshirt.

An officer was injured during the pursuit and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The man shot was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"The circumstances around this incident are unknown at this time and the case will be investigated by the Aggravated Battery Unit. We encourage anyone who may have information on this incident to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS," JSO said.

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