Incident

3-28-2024 Florida Melrose 1-1

Location

March 28, 2024

800 block of SR 21
Melrose, Florida

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Jason Kaercher
  • Age: 26
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Defensive Use
  • Defensive Use - Crime occurs, victim shoots subject/suspect/perpetrator
  • Defensive Use - Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine established
  • Domestic Violence

Notes

The driver was then able to grab his gun to defend himself. As Kaecher approached him, holding the Bible, the driver fired multiple times, striking him in the chest through the book.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Handgun

District

Congressional District: 6
State Senate District: 7
State House District: 20