JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) – A Jacksonville police officer has been taken to a hospital with critical injuries after he was shot on Sunday, according to authorities.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred off Morse Ave. Police issued a statement on Twitter saying that Morse Ave. is closed between Firestone Rd. and Skylar Jean Dr.
Earlier in the day, the sheriff’s office ordered a shelter in place for residents in the area of Morse Ave. and Ridgeview Ave. as officers worked to get the suspect into custody.
The shelter-in-place has since been lifted for residents in the area, but authorities still ask citizens to avoid that area as it’s still an active scene.
This is a developing story that will be updated with information as we receive it.