JSO: Shooting, carjacking at Southside hotel leads to police chase, crash
By News 4 JAX
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A shooting and a carjacking at a Southside hotel led to a police chase that ended in a crash Sunday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Officers responded just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday to a shooting at a hotel on Dix Ellis Trail, near the intersection of Baymeadows Road and Interstate 95. Police said a man shot a woman inside a hotel room and then carjacked another person at gunpoint.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, police spotted the vehicle about a mile away and got behind the vehicle. The man refused to stop when an officer activated his lights and sirens, and a brief pursuit occurred, police said.
Police said the chase ended when the suspect crashed into multiple vehicles at the exit ramp coming off southbound I-95 onto Philips Highway. He was then taken into custody. Police said a total of five vehicles, including the car that the suspect was driving, were involved in the crash, and two people in one of the vehicles involved were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.