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.