JSO: Convicted felon tried to ram officers in stolen car

by: Kristy Wolski Updated:

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A convicted felon is in police custody following a police shooting and pursuit in North Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said an officer pulled over a car on Leonid Avenue, near Dunn Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard Wednesday morning.

Police said the driver, later identified by JSO as 18-year-old Kheilan Tyson Haynes, revved his engine and drove toward officers who opened fire. Police said four shots were fired.

Haynes fled and police followed.


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The pursuit ended three miles away on Broward Road, just west of I-95.

An officer performed a pit maneuver to stop the Haynes' car, according to JSO.

Authorities said Haynes ran off.  An officer fired his taser, but it proved to be ineffective, according to JSO.

Officers later tackled Haynes and arrested him.

Investigators also found a semi-automatic handgun in the car.

Haynes is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon by a Florida delinquent adult, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence to his or her person and fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

According to a JSO arrest report, Haynes was adjudicated a delinquent felon on Oct. 17, 2012 for a weapons violation. 

JSO identified the officers involved in the shooting as Harold G. Taylor and David V. Alexander.


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