JACKSONVILLE, Fl. -- A Macon man wanted for several felonies has reportedly been killed in a shootout with Jacksonville, Florida deputies.
According to a press conference by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Jason Emerson Connell was wanted for a carjacking in Macon that happened on December 7.
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Officials said deputies in Jacksonville were patrolling along Dunn Ave. when they pulled into the parking lot of a Motel 6.
They reportedly discovered a red Chevrolet Cruz with its trunk open. When they ran the Georgia license plate, it came back stolen, according to the sheriff's offic.
Investigators said Connell's girlfriend, Ashley Day, approached deputies and resisted when they tried to detain her. Connell then came out with his hand in a black purse. He then reportedly dropped the purse, pulled out a revolver and shot at the deputies.
The deputies on scene fire 15 rounds, hitting Connell multiple times and he was declared dead on the scene, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies in Jacksonville said Connell had an extensive criminal background and knew he was wanted.