Suspect arrested after opening fire on FBI agents, Jacksonville sheriff's officers

19-year-old arrested for firing at JSO, FBI

A 19-year-old is in jail, accused of opening fire at Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officers and FBI agents.

“My son came to the door, and the police said 'Get back in the house,'” said Sharon Valentine, a neighbor.

Neighbors were trapped inside their Durkeville homes Wednesday night as dozens of police officers and FBI agents were outside, looking for a gunman who fired several shots into their neighborhood.

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“We were barricaded, we couldn’t come out,” said Valentine.

“We got on the ground. It sounded too close to my kids' bedroom,” said Jeronica Reed, another neighbor.

Police said Cleveland Rolack, 19, shot at an FBI agent and two JSO officers just before 7 p.m. Officers said they were patrolling the area in an unmarked car when they noticed Rolack walking in the area of 13th Street and Connally Avenue gripping a gun in his pocket. As the officers drove up to Rolack and opened the doors, they said the 19-year-old fired multiple shots. Police said an FBI agent in the car was able to shoot back, but Rolack got away.

“It was just nerve-wracking, the dogs, the helicopters,” said Valentine.

After an extensive manhunt, officers found Rolack and the gun nearby.