Suspect identified in police-involved shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man on the Westside was shot and killed Tuesday during a police standoff.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office initially responded to the 3600 block of MacGregor Drive around 5 p.m. when Michael Jones Keys called and threatened to kill himself and others, according to JSO.

Keys told the 911 dispatcher, "I want to get killed," and to send the SWAT team because he wanted to die, according to JSO Chief of Investigations Adam Brown.

When officers arrived at the home, Keys came out of the house, saw the officers, went back into the house and re-emerged with a hand gun.

Brown said SWAT officers ordered Keys to drop the gun but he refused. When Keys raised his gun, two officers fired their AR-15 rifles a total of seven times, Brown said.

Keys died at the scene.

The two JSO officers who fired were identified as 4-year veteran Kenon Samuel and 12-year veteran Sgt. Tony Batrous. This was Batrous' second officer involved shooting.

When JSO officers searched the home they found an SKS assault rifle on the couch, Brown said.

No officers were harmed in the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday's incident marks the ninth JSO involved shootings since the start of 2014.


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