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Man Shot, Killed By 4 JSO Officers During Jacksonville Traffic Stop


A passenger in a vehicle that police pulled over Tuesday night on the Westside was shot and killed when officers said he became agitated, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

A JSO spokesman said that during the traffic stop on San Juan Avenue at Cassat Avenue at about 10:40 p.m., officers attempted to deescalate the situation.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reported a few minutes later, all four officers opened fire and killed the man, but the driver and a backseat passenger were not injured, according to police.

Police said a handgun was found on the passenger’s side of the car, but no further information about the shooting was released, including why the car was pulled over in the first place.

The officers were not hurt. They will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in all use-of-force incidents.

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