Florida Man Arrested After Trying to Run Over Officer

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

Saturday, Jul 6, 2013  |  Updated 2:21 PM EDT
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A man was arrested after trying to run over a police officer in Daytona Beach.

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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.

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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