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Man killed after attacking police officers with taser, JSO says

Police received four different domestic disturbance calls to Quality Inn at 6135 Youngerman Circle between about 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — A man is dead and a police officer is injured after a domestic call turned into an altercation between the man and two police officers, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police received four different domestic disturbance calls to Quality Inn at 6135 Youngerman Circle, beginning just before 6:30 a.m. The final call came at about 12:37 a.m., JSO Chief of Investigations T.K. Waters said during a press conference.

When officers arrived at 12:53 p.m., a female inside the room told police the man tried to push the door open after he left earlier when she called police. Officers also spoke with the man, who Waters said refused to follow the officers' instructions and walked towards the back of the motel room.

The two police officers on the scene tried to take the suspect into custody for refusing to obey the officers' orders and for the earlier domestic incident, according to Waters. A fight broke out between the man and the officers that Waters said lasted for more than a minute.

During the fight, the man said, "I'm going to kill you! I'm going to kill you!" according to Waters.

Shortly after, the officer said, "He's going for my taser. He's got my taser."

At this point, during which Waters said the taser was cycling, one of the officers, J.H. Wing, fired his gun at the man. After the initial shots, the suspect continued to come towards the officers. Wing fired more shots at the man, ending the fight, according to Waters.

“I just so happened to hear the shots on the backside of the building," a hotel manager who wished not to be named told First Coast News. "I heard five shots.”

The officers handcuffed the suspect and then attempted to give the man CPR. The man died from his injuries.

Wing, who has been with the JSO for two years, is on administrative leave, according to protocol. 

The JSO did not identify the other officer involved but said he received minor injuries from the taser and a bruise on his face, Waters said.

Both officer were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting.

“I am pretty sure and confident that they are sure that what happened is probably memorialized and captured on those body cameras,” First Coast News crime analyst Mark Baughman said.

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