Florida police shoot man in leg after he fires shots at them, leading to standoff

florida man shoots at police gets shot in leg
Source: Daytona Beach Police Department, Mega

Oct. 5 2021, Published 3:34 p.m. ET

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A 25-year-old Florida man surrendered to police after an hours-long standoff, including the man being shot in the leg by police, officials said.

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Around 12:30 a.m. Oct. 4, the Daytona Beach Police Department said they were doing extra patrols when they saw a garage door open. While checking it out, they heard a single gunshot nearby.

Police went to investigate the sound when gunshots were fired at them from a man determined to be Joseph Calvin Jaynes II, who police said was walking around the backyards of homes in the area. The gunshots caused officers to open fire at the man, authorities said.

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The man headed into the woods and remained there for several hours before he started to shoot at the cops again, police said.

A little later, Jaynes crawled into a truck that was parked nearby and called 911 a little after 4 a.m. He said he had a leg injury and was in need of help, officials said.

While officers and dispatchers tried to talk to Jaynes several times on the phone, it always ended with the suspect hanging up on them, police said. During this time, Jaynes was also making calls to family members.

Around 6 a.m., the man crawled out of the truck and laid down near one of the tires. Police said they took Jaynes into custody.

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Jaynes’ leg injury is believed to have come while exchanging gunfire with officers, but no officers were hurt, authorities said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting by police.

Jaynes was taken to a local hospital and once he is cleared, he will be booked into the Volusia County Jail on 10 felony counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, officials said.

During the weekend, police said they were called out to the neighborhood several times to handle arguments taking place between Jaynes and his roommate.

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