Florida Officer, Suspect Hospitalized After Shooting

Jacksonville Beach police say that Officer William Eierman โ€” a 16-year veteran โ€” was shot twice, but is expected to make a full recovery and is in good spirits.

A police officer was shot Wednesday night near a Waffle House restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, FL, according to WJXT-TV.

A man โ€” later identified as 27-year-old Jovan Sisljagic โ€” was reportedly walking on a sidewalk when he opened fire on a passing patrol car. The officer in that vehicle was not struck.

Other officers responded, chasing Sisljagic to an area near a Waffle House restaurant, where an exchange of gunfire occurred.

Jacksonville Beach police say that Officer William Eierman โ€” a 16-year veteran โ€” was shot twice, but is expected to make a full recovery and is in good spirits.

Sisljagic is now facing two counts of attempted murder.

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