Daytona Beach, FL (November 26, 2018) – Police say that, at a Daytona Beach intersection, a police officer was shot in the arm after receiving a call about an armed man. The incident took place on Sunday, November 25.
Police initially came to the scene to confront the man, which is when he fired at them and fled. Officers returned fire and chased after the man, who was arrested a short time after. A couple of citizens ran over to the officer and applied pressure on his wound until he could be taken to the hospital. Police reported that he is expected to make a full recovery.
The name of the suspect has not been released. He has been charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
Daytona Beach Aggravated Assault Laws
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