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September 10, 2007
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Fla. officer shot in the mouth

The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A Jacksonville police officer is being treated for non life-threatening injuries after being shot in the mouth.

Officer Nicholas Rodgers was shot late Sunday after answering a call about a suspicious person, possibly armed, sitting on a Jacksonville street corner.

Undersheriff Frank Mackesy says Rodgers chased the man and wrestled him to the ground, but he broke free and fired a shot that struck the officer in the face. Mackesy says Rodgers fired back and hit the man in the leg.

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Rodgers was able to radio for help and police arrested a man a few blocks away. The suspect was taken to Shands Jacksonville hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.






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