Juvenile dead after police-involved shooting in Jacksonville
The State Bureau of Investigation a teenage boy was killed in in an officer-involved shooting in Jacksonville after a police chase on Tuesday.
Chief Mike Yaniero said officers saw a car passing other vehicles in the center turn lane on Western Boulevard before the driver made a U-turn in front of oncoming traffic.
The driver did not pull over and after a short chase the vehicle crashed on White Street.
Yaniero said there was “an armed encounter, a short distance from the car” and an officer fired at one of those people inside the vehicle.
The juvenile that was shot later died at Camp Lejeune Naval Medical Center.
A gun was recovered at the scene and Yaniero said an officer is on administrative leave.
The SBI is investigating the shooting.