Four officers shot in Florida, two fatally

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local):

12:30 a.m.
Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on its official Twitter site that two police officers were shot in the west side of the city.
The Sheriff’s Office later tweeted: “Two police officers shot: If you are inclined to do so, say a prayer for our two #JSO officers that have been shot.”
The Twitter feed later said  one officer was in critical condition and another was is in stable condition. The agency said a suspect in the altercation was fatally shot.

11:30 p.m.
Florida authorities say two Kissimmee police officers have been shot.
The Kissimmee Police Department says via its official Twitter site Friday night that the officers were shot in the area of Palmway and Cypress.
Both officers died and at least one person was taken into custody, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Kissimmee is about 23 miles south of Orlando.

The Register contributed to this report.

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