• Daytona Beach officers kill man who shot at them while fleeing scene of fatal shooting, police say

    By: Sarah Wilson , Jason Kelly

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Two Daytona Beach police officers fatally shot a 21-year-old man who shot at them while fleeing the scene of a fatal shooting Monday, officials said.

    Police said at about 8:45 a.m., Jerric Harris went over to the Hollywood Street home of his neighbor, Jamari Burks, 21, and shot him five times, including at least once in the neck. They said Burks died at the hospital.

    Investigators said a witness pointed two officers to Harris, who fired several rounds at them while trying to flee. The officers returned fire on Wildwood Street.


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    Officials said the officers shot Harris several times, and he died at Halifax Health Medical Center.

    The officers, who were uninjured, were placed on paid administrative leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates the shooting, which is standard protocol.

    Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri said the motive of the first shooting is unknown. He said neither the gunman nor the victim had criminal records.

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    "We take no joy in this, no pleasure in this," he said. "It is by the grace of God our officers were not fatally injured. You can see by the video how lucky we were today."

    Check back and watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live updates on this developing story.

    Daytona Beach police officers fatally shot a man who shot at them while fleeing the scene of a fatal shooting Monday, officials said.
    Daytona Beach police officers fatally shot a man who shot at them while fleeing the scene of a fatal shooting Monday, officials said.
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