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Police shoot suspected carjacker accused of beating victim

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy fatally shot one of four men believed to be involved in the armed carjacking and severe beating of a senior citizen at a Florida car wash.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Director of Investigations Ron Leandvay said during a Thursday morning news conference that the suspects beat the man and took his truck Wednesday night.

Officers spotted the truck a short time later and tried to stop it but the suspects bailed out.

Leandvay says an officer chased one man onto the third floor landing of an apartment building and shot him after he failed to comply with commands.

Leandvay says the victim’s property was found inside the suspect’s pocket. Police detained two other men and another is still at large.

The carjacking victim remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

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