NCSO: Drug bust ends in officer-involved shooting reported in Nassau County

Jacksonville, FL — According to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, there was a reported officer-involved shooting in the Casey’s Liquors parking lot.

According to Sheriff Bill Leeper the NCSO Narcotics Taskforce, which includes officers from NCSO, Fernandina Beach Police and state agencies, came together in the parking lot of Casey’s Liquors for a drug bust of a suspect that had been trafficking a felony amount of heroin.

The suspect was a 3-time convicted felon from Georgia, according to NCSO.

Deputies tried to get the suspect but he fled and hit some mobile homes. NSCO said the suspect put the car in reverse and drove toward an officer.

NCSO said the officer fired his gun and killed the suspect. The officer is from the Fernandina Beach Police Department and no officers were hurt according to NSCO.

Leeper said during the press conference that FDLE would be investigating.

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