JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The armed carjacking of an elderly woman led to a police pursuit in the Lakeshore area late Friday night. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said an off-duty officer fired at a 17-year-old suspect, but no one was injured.
According to Assistant Chief Chris Butler, the woman was carjacked at gunpoint by three people as she was getting out of her car at her home in Lakeshore.
An off-duty officer working security on Cassatt Avenue heard the suspect and vehicle description on his radio. Moments later, a vehicle matching the description passed. He pursued the vehicle until it skidded off the road near 1300 Lake Shore Boulevard.
Butler said the 17-year-old suspect left the car and turned toward the off-duty officer, who ordered the suspect to surrender. When the suspect didn't respond, the officer fired four shots toward the suspect, according to police. But the suspect was not hit.
The suspect ran away, but was later caught.
On Monday, police identified the suspect as 17-year-old Tivauris Latrey Weathington.
The two other carjacking suspects were not in the car at the time of the chase; police are still searching for them.
JSO said this is the fifth shooting in which this officer has been involved. However, he has not been placed on administrative leave because he did not hit the suspect.
Police are continuing to investigate several other incidents in the area, but would not provide details or say whether they are related.
If you know anything that can help police find the two remaining suspects, you can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
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