Suspect Dead After Attempted Car Theft

A man was killed after an officer-involved shooting at the Crain Ford in Jacksonville late Thursday night.

Jacksonville police were called out to the dealership just before midnight in reference to a possible commercial burglary.

When officers arrived, they found a black male inside the dealership attempting to steal a vehicle from the parts and service department. Police say the vehicle pulled toward the exit of the automotive business and began accelerating toward officers. The officers then fired shots, striking the suspect.

The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have not released his name.

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