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February 17, 2012
Fla. detective killed in gunfight
Officer Down: David White - [Jacksonville, Florida]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Authorities say a Clay County Sheriff's Office narcotics detective investigating a tip related to drugs at a Middleburg home and another man have been killed in a gunfight.
The Florida Times-Union reports that spokeswoman Mary Justino says 35-year-old David White was a nine-year veteran of the sheriff's office when he was killed Thursday evening.
Five men are in custody and no information was immediately released on the other man who was killed.
Justino says the detectives tried to speak to a man at the door when it was slammed shut. She says shots were fired when the detectives tried to enter the home and authorities shot the fleeing gunman.
Matt Hanlin, a second detective, is in serious but stable condition at a hospital after being shot in the arm.
Reprinted with permission from WESH
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