Police: Teens steal bike; Owner shoots at them

Investigators say teen struck man in head with bat

Author: Christopher Yazbec, News editor, News4Jax.com, cyazbec@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 17 2014 02:49:00 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 17 2014 07:17:15 PM EST
Deerfield Apartments scene
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Police are investigating after a man whose bike was stolen by three teenagers shot at them, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police said the man was in a convenience store near Lane Avenue South and Normandy Boulevard about 12:30 p.m. when someone inside told him three teens stole his bike.

The man followed the teens down the street to get his bike back when a fight ensued between them, police said.

One teen kept riding the bike as the owner pursued, and one of the other teens took a baseball bat out of his pants and hit the bike owner in the head, police said.

The bike owner pulled out a pistol and shot at the teens, police said.

Investigators said they found two of the teens and were looking for the third.

The bike owner was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said no one was hit by the gunfire.

They said the man did not know the teens.