• JSO: Suspect dead in police-involved shooting


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - UPDATE 7/2/2014 at 12:00 p.m.: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office identified the man shot and killed by officers as 59-year-old Michael Jones Keys. 

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting that happened Tuesday night in the 3600 block of MacGregor Drive off Wilson Boulevard.

    According to JSO Chief Adam Brown, the suspect called police just after 5 p.m. and said to send the SWAT team out and kill him or he was going to kill other people in the community.

    When police arrived, Brown said the suspect ran inside the house, came back out with a weapon and was told to put it down.  The suspect then turned toward police with a gun pointed and two deputies shot a total of seven rounds, killing the suspect.

    Brown said it is not known at this time if the suspect fired any shots. A rifle was found inside the house, but no one was inside.

    The two officers that fired shots at the suspect were identified as Tony Battrous, who fired five shots and Keenan Samuel, who fired twice. Battrous is a 12-year JSO veteran and this is his second shooting, Brown said, while Samuel has been with JSO for four years and this is his first shooting. 

    The SWAT team was never called to the area. JSO also tweeted that no officers were hurt in the shooting. 

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