UPDATE: Officer down

UPDATE: Officer down

UPDATE: According to a statement released by Jefferson County Spokesman, Rod Carrol, The officer that was shot is in stable condition.

"A deputy has been wounded...shot in the upper chest," reported Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods from the front of the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Correctional Facility at 11a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. "I do not know his condition at this time" Woods' announcement came after JCSO was alerted to the facility about 10 a.m. in relation to a shooting involving a 16-year-old inmate and an Orange County Sheriff's Deputy. According to Woods, the juvenile was being transported back to Minnie Rogers from an Orange County court appearance earlier in the morning. A struggle occurred between the deputy and the teen at the facility at which time the 16-year-old got control of the deputy's weapon and fired multiple shots. Woods said the teen is still in custody at Minnie Rogers and will now face charges in addition to his original holding cause. At this time, Woods said, attempted capital murder charges are anticipated if the officer survives. Woods couldn’t be sure the deputy wasn't fatally wounded. "Right now our thoughts and prayers go out to this deputy and his family," he said.



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