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Manhunt underway after deputy shot during traffic stop in Jacksonville

Posted at 7:55 AM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 07:56:20-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A manhunt is underway after a deputy with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office was shot Friday morning.

Officials say the deputy was shot during a traffic stop and is in life-threatening condition.

Deputies are searching for Patrick McDowell, 35, who has been named a suspect in this case. Deputies say McDowell is in his mid-30s.

McDowell is at large and, considering his alleged role in this investigation, should be considered dangerous, deputies say.

According to officials, a passenger in the car with the suspect is cooperating with authorities.

This is a developing story. Stay with WPTV for updates.