UPDATED STORY: The shooting suspect in Wednesday night's shooting is facing two counts of attempted murder after shooting at Jacksonville Beach officers, authorities said in a media briefing.
The shooting suspect, identified as Jovan Sisljagic, 27, was shot three times and was taken to the hospital but has since been released.
Sisljagic was involved in a shootout with officers in the parking lot of a nearby Waffle House where 16-year veteran, officer William "Bill" Eierman was shot twice, according to Jacksonville Beach police.
Police say this is William Eierman, the officer who was shot last night in Jax Beach. So THANKFUL he is expected to be OK. pic.twitter.com/OOyTAAbcEL— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) August 9, 2018
Eierman is expected to make a full recovery and is in good spirits, officials said.
A police officer and a gunman are in a hospital following a shootout in Jacksonville Beach Wednesday night, authorities said.
According to police, a Jacksonville Beach officer was driving in a patrol car on Beach Boulevard when a suspect walking in the 500 block of Beach Boulevard began shooting at the officer.
When the officer confronted the suspect, officials said the suspect ran east on Beach Boulevard and was confronted by two other officers outside the Waffle House on Beach Boulevard and 3rd Street.
Police said gunfire was exchanged between the officers and the suspect. An officer and the suspect were shot and taken to a hospital. Jacksonville Beach police said the injuries are not life-threatening.
The officer was shot twice -- but is stable and in good spirits, authorities told Action News Jax.
Police have not released the suspect's condition or identity at this time.
More information will be released in an 8 a.m. news briefing on Thursday.
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With her parents right there, I spoke over the phone with a girl who was inside the Waffle House when the shooting happened and still is. Said the shots sounded like pounding on the door and she ran toward the back. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/CNVgTFslDF— Kevin Clark (@KevinANjax) August 9, 2018
FOR ROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES on Jacksonville Beach officer shooting, STAY WITH @ActionNewsJax. DOWNLOAD the @ActionNewsJax mobile app, visit https://t.co/b0gzAhSvmu, WATCH starting at 430am on FOX30 & LISTEN to @WOKVNews #Florida pic.twitter.com/x8eIjU144H— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) August 9, 2018
.@DanielleANjax talked to Jax Beach Mayor who just visited wounded officer & his family at the hospital. Mayor just met with community tonight on ways to reduce crime in his beach community. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) August 9, 2018
MORE NEW INFO FROM @KevinANjax - @JaxBeachPD tell Kevin that the suspect appeared to be on foot & the officer who was first shot at saw the suspect raising the gun toward him prior to shooting. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) August 9, 2018
#UPDATE: Suspect fired shots at Jacksonville Beach police officer as he drove by & then he ran off. Two other officers confronted him and he shot at the officers & one was struck. The suspect was also shot @ActionNewsJax #anjbreaking #policeshooting #JaxBeach pic.twitter.com/CqjOJ9kBUk— Danielle Avitable (@DanielleANjax) August 9, 2018
UPDATE: Officer’s patrol car was shot at while traveling in the 500 block area of Beach Blvd. Suspect fled to Waffle House area where gunfire was exchanged with other officers. @ActionNewsJax— Kevin Clark (@KevinANjax) August 9, 2018
Breaking: new video from Memorial Hospital where #JaxBeach Officer who was shot near beach’s #WaffleHouse was taken. Expect to see many local officers showing up in support. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/4v70ujezjR— Paige Kelton (@PaigeANjax) August 9, 2018
BREAKING: @JaxBeachPD confirm to @ActionNewsJax an officer has been shot near Waffle House off Beach & 3rd. STAY WITH @ActionNewsJax for updates. FOX30 @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/aoyLJSUi2Q— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) August 9, 2018
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