Published: Dec 22, 2010 3:22 PM EST
Updated: Dec 22, 2010 12:23 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports that an officer shot a suspect during a chase.

Police say the officer began following a Chevrolet Monte Carlo without its headlights on early Tuesday morning, and the driver sped off after the officer turned on his emergency light. The Monte Carlo driver, later identified as 27-year-old Reginald R. Henley, tried to cut through a yard and then backed into the patrol car before running away on foot.

Police say the officer ordered Henley to stop but then saw the suspect reach for his waistband. The officer said he saw something chrome-colored and fired eight shots.

Henley was hit in the lower back. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was recovering. He faces four felony and six misdemeanor charges.

It wasn't clear if Henley had a weapon.

--- Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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