Duval County

JSO: Police shoot woman who cut JSO officer with butcher knife

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE 4/13 AT 10 A.M.: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released a photo of the knife the suspect possessed.

UPDATE 4/12 AT 4:20 P.M.:

Russell Colburn spoke with the room mate and a neighbor of Leah Baker, a woman who swung a knife at a JSO officer and cut them before being shot and killed by police.


The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a police officer was injured during an officer-involved shooting on the 1300 block of Golfair Boulevard.

JSO said that Officer E. Meckling responded to a dispute between two people over medicine at 5:13 p.m. The suspect, Leah Baker, 29, swung a butcher knife and cut Meckling, according to JSO.

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Two officers fired at Baker when they said she charged at them.

Baker died from her injuries.

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