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Man Critical after Collision with Police Car; Assistant Police Chief Says Burglary Suspect Fleeing Crime Hits Vehicle Put in His Path

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Critical after Collision with Police Car; Assistant Police Chief Says Burglary Suspect Fleeing Crime Hits Vehicle Put in His Path

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Byline: BRIDGET MURPHY, The Times-Union

Authorities said a Jacksonville burglary suspect is in critical condition after a police officer hit him with a patrol car as another officer chased the man on foot through a shopping center parking lot Monday.

It happened at 4:50 a.m. at the 48th Street Village Center at North Main Street. Police were answering a call about a burglary in progress when the foot chase ensued, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Rick Graham said.

While driving on West 48th Street, an officer saw the foot chase and positioned his vehicle so it collided with the suspect, Graham said.

Police did not identify the injured man or say which store the burglary call came from. The shopping center includes a SaveRite grocery warehouse, beauty supply store, furniture store and dollar store, among other businesses. The crash happened in front of the SaveRite.

The assistant chief said the injured man had severe injuries, but he did not know any specifics. …

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