Man Who Shot Ocala Hospital Nurse Charged, Receives No Bond

A man who stole a trooper's gun and shot a nurse has been charged on counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and resisting arrest without violence. Police say he is being held in jail without bond. 

Florida Highway Patrol, Ocala police, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement responded to the shooting Saturday at West Marion Community Hospital at 4600 Southwest 46th Court at 3 p.m.

Troopers say a nurse was shot by 38-year-old Jason Gignac of Summerfield.

Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office

An FHP spokesman says troopers had two encounters with Gignac before taking him to the hospital. 

Gignac was in the process of being discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment, and in the process of being arrested by troopers for failing to obey, when he got hold of the gun. 

His mother claims he has a drug problem and got into a fight with his girlfriend.

The nurse was shot in the leg, and three officers also sustained minor injuries during the incident. Authorities say the nurse is in stable condition. 

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