Murder suspect dies later after being shot by Jacksonville officer at Scottish Inn
The man shot by three sheriff's officers during a confrontation at a Scottish Inn on Nov. 5 has died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Javon Tyrone Jones, 37, had initially been hospitalized in critical condition. His family said on a GoFundMe post he never woke up from surgery and had been on a ventilator four days because he was an organ donor.
It began with a 911 call about 3:15 a.m. to the 2300 Philips Highway motel, where someone had been reported shot. Officers were unable to find a victim, but would later witness a man shoot at a vehicle pulling into the parking lot, Chief Brian Kee said at the time.
The three officers ordered Jones to drop the weapon and shot him when he did not, Kee said. His family said he was struck six times, including twice in the head.
The two people in the vehicle were not hit by any of the gunfire. It was unclear what prompted them to be shot at or the initial 911 call, but the Sheriff's Office later said a 23-year-old man was found dead inside a room with what appeared to be at least one gunshot wound.