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Police: Jacksonville Pre-K Placed on "Precautionary Lockdown" After Taxi Driver Reportedly Shot

Update (2:15 p.m.) :

JACKSONVILLE, Ark.- According to an official with the  Jacksonville- North Pulaski School District, police have the area near Homer Adkins Pre-K, and the school has the all clear to begin its normal dismissal process. 

The school district says only authorized parents with proper ID will be able to check out their children. 

Original Story:

JACKSONVILLE, Ark.- Jacksonville Police confirm Homer Adkins Pre-K is on "precautionary lockdown" after a taxi driver is reportedly shot in the area. 

Authorities say the cab driver was shot during a robbery at a home on the 100 block of Finch Road, a neighborhood near the school. 

According to police, the cab driver had a customer in the car, and the customer pulled a handgun to rob him. The cab driver grabbed the gun and the two fought. Authorities say the gun went off, hitting the cab driver's left hand. The suspect ran away after the shooting.

Police say they have found the weapon, but not the suspect. The suspect is described as a black man around 6 foot tall, wearing a grey hoodie and sweatpants. 

This is a developing story. 

 

 

#BREAKING: Jacksonville Police confirms Homer Adkins on ‘precautionary lockdown’ after a taxi driver is reportedly shot in this area. Working to gather more. #ARNews pic.twitter.com/iHDHZ5AowP

— Mitchell McCoy (@MitchellMcCoy) August 22, 2018

Several Jacksonville Police cars at the elementary school now. #ARNews pic.twitter.com/yagT5mewSx

— Mitchell McCoy (@MitchellMcCoy) August 22, 2018

Crime scene set up on Finch Street, a neighborhood near the school. Authorities say cab driver was shot during robbery. #ARNews pic.twitter.com/1U8xikk3Vr

— Mitchell McCoy (@MitchellMcCoy) August 22, 2018

Taxi driver was shot in the hand. Injuries are not serious. Search for suspect underway. Suspect is black man, 6’5, wearing all gray.. hoodie and sweatpants. #ARNews

— Mitchell McCoy (@MitchellMcCoy) August 22, 2018

UPDATE: Jacksonville Police have cleared the area near Homer Adkins Pre-K where officers were searching for a burglary suspect. The school has the ALL CLEAR to begin its normal dismissal process. Only authorized parents with proper ID will be able to check out their children.

— JNPSD (@JNPSD1) August 22, 2018
 

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