JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators in Florida say an undercover officer fatally shot a man during an attempted drug buy in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s officials tell local news outlets the shooting happened Monday night when three narcotics officers met up with a “middle man” who was supposed to help them with the drug deal.

When they arrived at the location, authorities say a man walked out of the shadows and pointed what appeared to be a weapon at a detective in the car. One of the officers was able to get his gun out and shoot the man. He fired several shots at the suspect, who was taken to the hospital and later declared dead.

No one else was injured.

The man’s name hasn’t been released. The names of the officers weren’t released. An investigation continues.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Gov. Rick Scott Announces Senate RunFlorida Gov. Rick Scott formally announced his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Bill Nelson.
Topless Protester Charges Bill CosbyA topless protester with "Women's Lives Matter" written on her body jumped a barricade and got within a few feet of Bill Cosby on Monday.

Listen Live