One Florida officer is in critical condition and another is stable after being shot Friday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
The officers were responding to an attempted suicide call, Sheriff’s Office Director Mike Bruno said.
The suspect was shot by police and later died, deputies said.
The injured officers were taken to UF Health Jacksonville after the shooting.
When officers arrived at the house, they encountered a man armed with a high-powered rifle, Bruno said. Three people were barricaded in a bedroom inside the home.
The shooter shot through the front door at the responding officers, then exited the house and exchanged gunfire with police, Bruno said. One officer was shot in the hands and another was shot in the stomach, Bruno said.
The three people who were inside the home are safe, Bruno said.
Earlier Friday night in central Florida, one officer was killed and another was gravely wounded in a shooting in Kissimmee.
Two police officers shot: If you are inclined to do so, say a prayer for our two #JSO officers that have been shot.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 19, 2017
Two #JSO police officers shot: Suspect was shot by police and died and has died at the hospital.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 19, 2017
Just learned of two @JSOPIO in danger tonight – we stand with ALL law enforcement in Florida.— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) August 19, 2017