Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

2 Men Shot by Police; Officers Respond to Southside, Then to Springfield; 1 Dead, 1 Wounded

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

2 Men Shot by Police; Officers Respond to Southside, Then to Springfield; 1 Dead, 1 Wounded

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Byline: DANA TREEN and STEVE PATTERSON

A robbery suspect was killed and a second man hospitalized in separate shootings by Jacksonville police Thursday.

Less that 16 hours after a suspect was killed when police intervened in a service station robbery on Hendricks Avenue, a man was shot multiple times at the edge of the Springfield neighborhood north of downtown, police said.

A group of men who police approached near Ionia and First streets about 4:30 p.m. began acting nervously then bolted, according to Chief of Detectives Dwain Senterfitt of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

As the men ran, an officer fired after seeing a gun, Senterfitt said. Police found a gun nearby.

The shooting rattled neighbors who heard several shots fired.

Mary Cross said she saw a man running through an alley, then heard five or six shots.

"I was ducking," Cross said. She said she later saw three police officers standing over a man.

Police used a Taser on one of the men in the group and chased another.

Rescuers took a man to Shands Jacksonville under trauma alert conditions, said Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Tom Francis.

Other details, including the name of the wounded man or the officers involved, were not available.

In the earlier case, three teenagers have been charged with murder and armed robbery after a police officer shot and killed a fourth suspect, police said.

About 1 a.m., Sgt. Mathew Nemeth was traveling home when he saw a robbery at the Gate station in the 3900 block of Hendricks Avenue and summoned other police. He told dispatchers the men were armed with guns.

Senterfitt said the masked suspects ran across Hendricks into a neighborhood just south of Emerson Street.

Officer Bernard Clark confronted one of the four, who appeared to be pulling something from his waistband. …

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