Jacksonville, FL. — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was conducting surveillance in a nearby apartment complex around 5:53 a.m. on Old Kings South Road.
Over the radio officers heard of a nearby robbery.
Officers were able to determine that the suspect had run across the street into another apartment complex.
The suspect is 37-year-old Daniel Newton Neil, an adult black male.
As Neil ran across the street, he ran by one of JSO’s surveillance officers.
Officers chased Neil on foot until he ran into another apartment building and tired to enter.
Detective J.G. Bennett audibly announced he was police and commanded Neil to stop.
Neil was armed in this incident.
Detective Bennett fired two shots, striking Neil.
The firearm that Neil had on him was found to have been stolen from a vehicle in 2020.
Neil was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
This is Detective Bennett’s first officer-involved shooting, in 13 years with the agency.
This is the first officer-involved shooting of the year.
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