JSO: Road rage leads to chase, officer-involved shooting

Jacksonville, Fla. — An overnight case of road rage ended in an officer-involved shooting on Jacksonville’s Westside.

It started just before 1 a.m. near Martin Luther King Parkway and I-95.

That’s when the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said officers were flagged down by a driver who claimed to have been involved in some type of road rage incident. He got the tag number of the aggressive vehicle.


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When officers located the suspect’s car, they said the driver led them on a 30-mile chase. Officers tried pit maneuvers, then at I-295 and Commonwealth Avenue, they deployed stop sticks.

The tires on the suspect’s car went flat near West Beaver Street.

Police said the suspect then jumped out of the car and started to run. An officer shot the suspect, sending him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect has been identified as Charles Guernsey, 45. Investigators are still working to learn what started the incident, and why Guernsey ran.

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