Man shot, injured after attacking officer : Florida police

Atlantic Beach (US), July 18

A Florida police officer shot and injured a 19-year-old Black man who had simply attacked one other officer, authorities stated.

Jaden Domani Perkins was shot exterior a Panera Bread restaurant on Thursday morning in Atlantic Beach, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Atlantic Beach is positioned east of Jacksonville.

Restaurant workers had known as police a couple of man inflicting a disturbance within the car parking zone, officers stated.

Perkins attacked the primary arriving officer, knocking him unconscious, Interim Chief Victor Gualillo stated.

Perkins was nonetheless stomping the officer’s head when a second officer arrived and ordered him to the bottom, authorities stated.

Perkins initially complied however then acquired again up and refused instructions to halt, officers stated.

Perkins rushed the officer and tried to seize his gun, prompting the officer to fireside one shot, the chief stated.

Perkins was hospitalised in critical situation.

The first officer additionally was hospitalised with extreme head and facial accidents.

Perkins faces an tried homicide cost, police stated.

Officials didn’t establish the officers concerned or their races.

Jail data didn’t checklist an lawyer for Perkins. — AP

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