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Three charged after police involved shooting Wednesday

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A family of three has been charged following a police involved shooting at Big Cash Pawn on Beach Boulevard.

Edward Garvin, 46, is facing six counts of attempted murder, six counts of aggravated battery, six counts of resisting arrest and one count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

He is also facing several charges related to stolen goods, burglary and failure to appear in court. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Garvin's wife, Sherry Garvin, 41, is facing stolen goods and burglary charges.

The couple's daughter, Teal Garvin, 19, is also facing stolen goods and burglary charges. She was wanted on an outstanding warrant for a driver's license offense.

Police arrested the trio at the pawn shop Wednesday afternoon.

According to JSO Chief of Investigations Annie Smith, Sherry Garvin was reportedly there trying to retrieve a gun.

The pawn shop recognized the family as being wanted by police and notified JSO.

Four officers responded and took them into custody, but not without a struggle with Edward Garvin, who was armed.

Smith said in the course of the struggle, Garvin's nine millimeter Beretta went off.

"They struggled with the guy for quite some time before they were able to wrestle the gun away from him," she said.

A bullet ricoched and hit Officer J.C. Prentice in the arm. The injury is not life-threatening and he is expected to be okay after being taken to the hospital for x-rays.

Smith said other officers were roughed up with bruises and scrapes, but that overall they are all very lucky to be okay.

Prior to the shooting, Smith said JSO's property crimes unit had been searching for the family in connection to a series of residential burglaries.

At least three homes have been hit recently in the zone two area.

Smith said at least 90 items reported stolen started showing up in pawn shops, which prompted the unit to pass out suspect descriptions.

"When they started looking at what items were being pawned, a lot of the items that were being pawned were traced back to the burglaries," she said.

A Big Cash Pawn worker recognized the family's vehicle Wednesday, which is what prompted them to call authorities.

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Garvin is charged with seven counts of resisting officer with violence, five counts of aggravated battery to an officer, one count of possession of weapon or ammunition by convicted Florida felon, six counts of attempted murder, two counts of failure to appear for a charged felony, one count of dealing in stolen property, and one count of non-occupied burglary dwelling.

Garvin has been charged multiple times since 2004. Previous charges and releases include:

  • September 2004 for driving while driver's license suspended.
  • December 2004 for one count of driving while driver's license suspended, DUI, and operating a vehicle while knowingly having a suspended, revoked or cancelled license, as well as attaching a licensed plate or validation sticker no assigned.
  • October 2005 with driving while driver's license suspended.
  • March 2006 with petty theft and operating a vehicle while knowingly having a suspended, revoked or cancelled license.
  • June 2006 with operating a vehicle while knowingly having a suspended, revoked or cancelled license.
  • October 2007 with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill.
  • December 2006 with two counts of operating a vehicle while knowingly having a suspended, revoked or cancelled license and one count of no motorcycle license.
  • July 2011 petty theft from motor vehicle less than $1000 and attaching a licensed plate or validation sticker no assigned, released in October 2011.
  • October 2011 with failure to appear for misdemeanor and possession of a firearm or concealed weapon by convicted felon, released in December 2011.
  • January 2013 with introduce or smuggle contraband into detention facility and false report to law enforcement authority about commission of a crime, released in February 2013.

Sherry and Teal are charged with one felony count of dealing with stolen property and two felony counts of armed/becomes armed with dangerous burglary/dwelling.

Sherry was previously charged in October 2005 with one felony count of obtain property for worthless checks, drafts, and debit cards of less than $150.

All three suspects are in Duval County Jail. Gavin is held without bond and has a first appearance scheduled for August 1.

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