Suspect in custody after shooting at Florida hospital

Posted June 20, 2017

One man is in police custody after shooting a nurse at a Marion County Hospital.

It happened around 3:00 pm Saturday at the West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 Southwest Court in Ocala.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say they made contact with 38 year old Jason Gignac of Summerfield on I-75 many times on Saturday. The shot went off while the two were fighting in the hospital room the suspect was being treated.

The nurse is now in stable condition, according to affiliate station WKMG. After the man was cleared, the man got into a physical confrontation with three troopers and a stole a gun.

The three officers involved in the struggle received minor injuries and FHP is investigating the incident.

Marion County jail records show Gignac was charged Sunday with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting a law enforcement officer with violence.