Florida Airport Shooting: Police Looking For Rodney Lorenzo Addison; What Happened At Jacksonville International Airport?

By Philip Ross on May 16, 2013 10:34 AM EDT

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Police are looking for 20-year-old Rodney Lorenzo Addison, who is a suspect in the Florida airport shooting that happened Wednesday at the Jacksonville, Fla. airport. (Photo: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office)

A Florida airport shooting occurred Wednesday, and one of the suspects involved is still at large. After a vehicle went missing last week, a shootout between police and the auto theft suspects ensued at Jacksonville International Airport. A SWAT team spotted the vehicle pulling into the airport Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m. EST.

International Business Times reports that the Ford Crown Victoria pulled into the airport's rental car garage. When sheriffs tried to box the car in with their cars, one parking in front of the stolen vehicle and one parking in back, the driver rammed his vehicle into two of the officer's cars and then sped off in reverse. That's when one officer opened fire, letting off three shots. The officer is allegedly the only one to have drawn his firearm.

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The police reportedly tried to talk with the suspects first, but to no avail. When the suspects tried to flee, that's when the one officer opened fire. He hit a 17-year-old male in the ankle.

After the Florida airport shooting happened, authorities pursued the suspects who took off in the stolen vehicle. The six-mile car chase ended at a Northside apartment building. That's where authorities apprehended the fugitive, taking the wounded teen and another man, 27, into custody. The third, 20-year-old Rodney Lorenzo Addison, is on the run.

"This is a dangerous man -- these detectives felt this enough that they used deadly force," Jacksonville Sheriff Chief's Tom Hackney said.

The Florida airport shooting culminated with the arrest of two of the suspects. According to NBC News, no law enforcement or civilians were injured during the Florida airport shooting.

iDesign Times reports that the Florida airport shooting might be connected to an incident earlier this week at an elementary school in the area. The school was put on lockdown after shots were fired in the area.

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