Published On: Mar 08 2013 12:26:38 PM ESTUpdated On: Mar 08 2013 02:20:40 PM EST
JSO witnessed the 55-year-old man ram his wife's car 3 times and reach for a loaded gun before he was fatally shot.
Police say officers leaving SWAT training about 5 p.m. witnessed a pickup truck hit a car, then ram it two more times, sending both vehicles flipping into the woods.
As the officer tried to assist the woman she told police, "That's my ex-husband. He's trying to kill me."
Officers went out to get the man out of his overturned pickup, he was ordered to put his hands on his head. Police say when he reached for a handgun, Officer Jared Reston fired shots.
Police identified the man killed as 55-year-old Clifton Day. Channel 4 has learned that his ex-wife took out a restraining order against him in December 2011 after his arrest for felony domestic battery. He was arrested in April and June last year for violating that protective order.
Police say Day was reaching for this loaded .32-caliber Beretta in the seat, and that’s when Officer Jared Reston fired his AR-15 six times.
This was the third police-involved shooting in Jacksonville this year, and all of them have resulted in the death of a suspect.