Teen tries to run officer over with stolen car, officer fires

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A teen is in jail after he allegedly tried to run over a JSO officer with a stolen car. During the incident, a JSO officer fired in the teen's direction.

The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Leonid Road.

"Pop, pop, pop, pop," John Turman said as he described what he heard while at work Wednesday morning. "(My) wake up call to work was gunshots."

Turman works at Tracy's Auto Excellence on Leonid Road.

"It was definitely an exciting morning, but nothing I care to repeat," Turman said.

JSO identified the officers involved in the shooting as Harold G. Taylor and David V. Alexander. The suspect, 18 year old Kheilan Haynes, was placed in custody following the shooting.

According to JSO, Haynes accelerated in a stolen vehicle at Officer Alexander following a traffic stop on Leonid Road. Alexander fired at Haynes multiple times as the Audi approached, but Haynes was not hit. Haynes then fled the scene and was stopped on Broward Road. After a brief chase on foot, officers took Haynes into custody.

FCN saw what look like bullet holes in the side of a business across the street from Tracy's Auto Excellence.

Police say no one was injured during the shooting.

"That's fortunate," Turman said. "I'm most thankful that non of the guys at the tire kingdom were hurt."

JSO's Cold Case Unit also responded to the scene. That team automatically responds whenever an officer fires their weapon at someone whether it is a hit or miss.

Haynes is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon by a felon, resisting officer without violence and fleeing from a law enforcement officer.


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