JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – News4JAX Tuesday obtained the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Investigative Report into a police chase that began in northwest Jacksonville and ended at the Jacksonville Zoo, where a police K-9 was shot and wounded. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two of the three men in the car were killed when shots were fired from the car and police returned fire.
According to the report, officers on West 45th Street responded to a report of shots fired, seeing a maroon Dodge Charger, allegedly involved. Investigators said ahead of the traffic stop, De’Shaun Lockett, 28, got out and fired at police — and police returned fire. No one was hit and a chase started.
Investigators said the Charger ended up on Zoo Parkway near Busch Drive, where it crashed into the woods. As officers approached, JSO said, they came under fire again and returned fire.
The report said the two men who died at the scene were identified as Lockett and Tyjarius Holton, 18. The report said a third person, Robert Motley, 32, was taken to a hospital for examination but was not injured. Police said that when Lockett was found, his right hand remained on the pistol grip and the trigger of a rifle-type firearm.
JSO said it reviewed body-worn CCTV footage, which showed shots appeared to be coming from the car before any shots were exchanged. The report said that K-9 Huk, while trying to hold the occupants in the Charger, was hit by gunfire.
RELATED: Who is Huk? A loyal police K-9 who helped arrest wanted men, including the suspected murderer of the deputy sheriff | K-9 handlers believe that training, smart thinking is the life of JSO K-9 Huk. has saved
After the shooting stopped, K-9 Huk was pulled from the car and life-saving measures were taken and he was transported to a vet for treatment. Earlier, detectives reported that he had been shot three times.
According to the report, detectives later interviewed Motley, who told police that Lockett was driving the car and fired at the police. The report noted that Motley was only arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and his lawyer said he surrendered without incident.
The Sheriff’s Office has released photos of two firearms recovered by police. The gun was located on West 45th Street, police said, and the other firearm was in the Charger.
Records show that Lockett served a prison sentence from 2012-2013 after pleading guilty to drug and firearms charges. No charges were brought up during a record search for Holton.
Motley is still in prison on drug charges and being held on $75,000 bail.
Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4JAX – All rights reserved.