Jacksonville police: Officer kills man who sprayed him with 'unknown substance' outside Walmart

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man is dead after he was shot by an officer outside of a Walmart in North Jacksonville late Friday night, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Police were dispatched to a disturbance call at the Walmart on City Square Drive at the River City Marketplace after 10 p.m.

JSO told Action News Jax a man inside the store was making employees feel uncomfortable. The man was asked to leave by employees, but refused.

When the man eventually left the building, an officer approached him. When that happened, the man crouched down as if he was hiding something, keeping one hand out of the officer's view, police said.


JSO said the man then sprayed the officer in the face with an unknown substance. The officer then fired three shots, killing the man.

JSO identified the officer as S. Doreseliun and said he has been with the Sheriff's Office for three years and this is his first officer-involved shooting. The man who died has not yet been identified.

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Officer Doreseliun has been placed on administrative leave, per JSO policy, as the investigation continues.

Police were still at the Walmart investigating after 6 a.m. Action News Jax reporter Jamarlo Phillips observed nearly a dozen police cruisers outside the store.