Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s officials warned residents on the Northside to stay inside and call 911 if they see anything suspicious. They’re calling it an “active armed incident.”
They later gave an update, saying the suspect was deceased. “?Northside Alert is clear – 3300 block of Lannie Road. Armed suspect located deceased. His death is being worked as a suicide at this time. Two victims were shot by the suspect. One is deceased and one was transported to a hospital. Victims are known to the suspect,” authorities wrote.
Earlier, they had warned people to stay inside.
“Please go inside your residence,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) wrote at about 12:20 a.m. on May 13, 2019. “Do not go outside. We are dealing with an unknown armed and dangerous situation and it is not safe at this time to be outside. Lock doors and call 911 right away if you see or hear anything suspicious.”
Police were not more specific. About an hour before that, they wrote this on Twitter:
#JSO is working an active armed incident in the 3300 block of Lannie Road. If police have not evacuated your residence personally you need to shelter in place.
REPEAT: SHELTER IN PLACE for your safety. Call 911 if you see or hear any suspicious activity.”
Police have not provided details of the incident. However, they did rule out a few things on their Facebook page. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a person’s question on Facebook by writing, “It is not an escape.” Another person wrote, “Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Sounds awfully alot like an escape. Or a tornado..”
The Sheriff’s Department responded, “Neither.” Another person asked, “Prison farm escape?” Sheriff’s officials responded, “No.” But they didn’t elaborate.
Here’s what you need to know:
Jacksonville Media Reported a Large Police Presence
News4JAX reported that viewers have seen “a large police presence near the Jacksonville National Cemetery.” Police blocked off streets for several miles around the area, according to the television station.
First Coast News reported that the incident is in the “3300 block of Lannie Road. The road is blocked off at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.”
Further details had not yet been released.