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Florida Man Arrested After Trying to Run Over Officer

The man was caught in the hospital after coming with a gunshot wound.

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    Florida Man Arrested After Trying to Run Over Officer
    A man was arrested after trying to run over a police officer in Daytona Beach.

    A man recovering from a gunshot to the elbow faces two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer stemming from an undercover police surveillance operation.

    Authorities say an undercover team saw someone in a silver car pick up a package in Daytona Beach Thursday afternoon.

    The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports they asked police to pull over the vehicle.

    Officers spotted the car backed into a driveway and the driver put his hands up like he was surrendering. As officers approached, they say 35-year-old James L. Kearse accelerated and tried to run them down. An officer fired, striking Kearse in the elbow.

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's office

    Hospital officials told police Kearse came in with a gunshot wound a short time later. He was arrested.

    The officers are on administrative leave, pending an investigation.

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