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2 arrested in relation to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police-involved shooting

5:13 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
  • Sydney White
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Crosman BB pistol that JSO recovered from the home.
    
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two men have been arrested in relation to a police-involved shooting that happened early Friday morning.

Cameron Stewart, 19, has been charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and Sydney White, 18, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

According to Chief Tom Hackney with JSO, police received a 911 call around 2:50 a.m. reporting a noise disturbance from his neighbor at a duplex on Boulevard, which is on the Northside.

The male caller reported that White got into a verbal argument with him because he was talking to two females who had left the residence White was in to go to the store, according to a JSO police report.

The man told police that White came at him with fists clenched and also saw that he had a gun. The man attempted to knock the gun out of White's hand, ran back inside his house and heard two or three shots, the report said.

After arriving at the home and speaking with the caller, one officer went around the back of the home. Investigators said Stewart came out of the other unit of the duplex with a gun. The officer asked the person to put the gun down and when Stewart did not comply, the officer fired four shots with his department-issued AR-15.

None of the shots hit the suspect, said Hackney. Three of the rounds hit the building and one of the rounds went through a door to a utility room. No one was injured.

After this, Stewart went back in the apartment. JSO then set up a perimeter and removed two males, two females and one baby from the home. White was charged with assault for the initial confrontation with the 911 caller.

A Crosman BB pistol was recovered from the top of the kitchen cabinet in the apartment. JSO is not yet certain if that was the gun Stewart pointed at the officer. They are still looking to see if there was another gun that was used in the confrontation between the 911 caller and White, Hackney said.

Officer James White, a four-year veteran who fired at the suspect, is now on administrative leave.

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