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Police Involved Shooting At Jacksonville International Airport

Kevin Meerschaert

One suspect was wounded, another arrested and at least one more is at-large after an officer involved shooting Wednesday at Jacksonville International Airport.

The incident occurred about 2:30 in the JIA rental car parking garage.


JSO Chief Tom Hackney says officers followed a suspected car thief in a white Ford Crown Victoria into the garage who had eluded arrest last week.


As detectives moved in to make an arrest the driver of the vehicle began ramming the police cruisers trying to box him in.

Hackney says as the driver was backing out of the garage an officer fired three shots at the vehicle. All shots hit the car.

He says the car was found shortly after at a Dunn Avenue apartment complex.

Two suspects were arrested. One was a 17 year old black male  who was shot in the foot at JIA. The other was 27-year old black male who was the registered owner of the Crown Victoria.     


No one else was injured during the incident.  

The original car theft suspect remains at large. 

Credit Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Rodney Addison is 20years old five feet four and 130 pounds.


Hackney says he is 20-year old Rodney Addison. He is a black male five-foot four 130 pounds.

Hackney says the investigation is ongoing and hopes more information will be available at an 11 am press conference Thursday morning. 


Karen found her home in public broadcasting after working for several years as a commercial television reporter. She joinedWJCTin 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio and television. She has written and produced documentaries includingBeluthahatchee: The Legacy of Stetson Kennedy and Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide and directed the oral history project, Voices of the First Coast.
Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.