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Man charged with shooting officer in Florida parked by road

Posted November 21

— Authorities say they've arrested a man who randomly shot and wounded a Florida police officer parked roadside.

Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra says Officer Jarred Ciccone was filling out paperwork during a routine traffic stop when 49-year-old Jon Webster Hay drove by and shot at the officer, hitting him in the shoulder.

The city manager says a pursuit ensued and Hay was wounded during a standoff and shootout with police. Hay was arrested about 90 minutes after the initial shooting. Authorities haven't disclosed a motive.

He was released from the hospital Monday and booked into jail on an attempted murder charge. Jail records didn't list an attorney for Hay, who was being held without bail.

It wasn't immediately clear which officer shot Hay. State law enforcement officials are investigating.

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