Bradenton Police officer shoots suspect who hit her with his vehicle

January 9th, 2015 by Staff

Randall, 23, is no stranger to law enforcement in Manatee County.


(TBO.COM) BRADENTON, Fla. – A man was shot multiple times by a Bradenton police officer on Thursday afternoon after he struck her with the vehicle he was driving, the Bradenton Police Department said.

Jarques Randall, 23, of Bradenton, was shot several times by Bradenton police Officer Nasheka Craddock. He is being treated at the hospital and faces charges once he recuperates from his injuries.

Bradenton police officers responded on Thursday to Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, 1902 59th St. W., to investigate a harassment complaint. When police officers arrived, they investigated the case and issued a trespass warning to Randall, police said. A police officer also told him he had to leave the site.

As Craddock and Sgt. Anthony Ramdath investigated the case, they learned that Randall had a suspended driver’s license, police said.

Randall ran to the parking lot and got in his vehicle, police said, but Craddock caught up to him and ordered him to get out.
Randall refused to get out of the vehicle, then continued driving and struck and injured Craddock, police said.

She took out her handgun and shot at his vehicle five times, police said. No one else was injured in the case, police said.

Randall drove off, but he crashed several times. He was later arrested, investigators said.

Randall sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is recovering at a nearby hospital, police said.

Craddock sustained a lower body injury and was transported to Blake Medical Center, where she was treated and released, police said.

Criminal charges are pending against Randall, police said. He also faces civil and criminal traffic charges, police said.


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