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May 21, 2024

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Armed Florida RO Fires Shot, Steals Semi From Agent

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man has been charged after police say he followed, threatened and fired shots at a repossession company who took legal possession of his semi-truck, according to The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police say the incident happened around noon on Druid Street, near Lennox Avenue.

JSO says the call initially came in as a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police were able to recognize that this involved a repossession of a semi-truck.

Police say after the company repossessed it, the suspect armed himself and got in a personal truck to block the company from leaving. He also reportedly fired a round and forced the driver of the repo vehicle to exit.

The man then took possession of the truck and drove to a nearby residence where he was apprehended by police.

JSO says the man was charged with carjacking, aggravated assault and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

There were no injuries reported.

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