JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — An officer in Jackson County is hurt and a suspect is dead after shots were fired in Sneads.
According to Jackson County Sheriff's Office, a Deputy responded to a disturbance on McKeown Mill Road just after 8:00 this morning. A Sneads Police Officer responded as backup to the Deputy.
The Sheriff's Office says the officers were confronted by an armed person who fired at them. Officers then returned fire and killed the person. One officer is wounded and in stable condition.
JCSO says no names are being released at this time. Sheriff Edenfield has turned the investigation over to Florida Department of Law Enforcement.