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Man Fleeing Robbery Remains Hospitalized After Police Shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man suspected of robbing a Westside bank Friday afternoon who was shot several times by a police officer at the end of a chase has a long criminal history, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police said 40-year-old Darrell Phillips was behind the wheel of an SUV that fled the Fifth Third Bank on 103rd Street about 4:30 p.m.

After a pursuit through the Westside, police said Phillips stopped on Lake Shore Boulevard, got out of his vehicle with a .32-caliber long-barreled revolver and walked toward officers.

Assistant Chief Ron Lendvay said when Phillips refused police orders to stop, Officer Frederick Dash fired several shots. It was still under investigation whether Phillips fired his weapon.

Phillips was taken to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center. He remained in the hospital Satuday, but his condition was not available.

No officers were hurt in the incident.

Discussing the case on Saturday, Lendvay said Phillips has a long criminal record, including arrests for burglary, grand theft, dealing and stolen property, worthless checks and DUI.

This was the fifth police shooting this year, three of which were fatal. Last year, Jacksonville officers shot 28 suspects, killing 14.

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