A TPD officer has been shot responding to a call on the west side of town. Three suspects are on the run.
On Monday, Sept. 25, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers with the Tallahassee Police Department responded to what was originally reported as a residential burglary in the 2300 block of Sandpiper Street involving multiple armed suspects.
Through the ongoing investigation, it was determined responding officers interrupted a targeted, drug-related home invasion in progress. A suspect, matching the description of the initial 911 call, was observed by officers fleeing the scene. The officers gave chase and verbal commands for the suspect to stop, but the suspect did not comply.
During the foot pursuit, another involved suspect emerged from the residence and began firing at the officers. The rounds struck one of the responding officers, and they immediately returned fire. The injured officer was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and taken into surgery. At this time, the officer is in stable condition.
Due to the nature of the incident, TPD’s Tactical Apprehension and Control Team (TAC) responded to the scene. TAC and other responding units worked quickly to ensure the safety of the residents in the area. All three suspects are still outstanding, and efforts remain ongoing to locate and apprehend them.
In press conference, TPD Chief Revell called the incident an “ambush.” “This is absolutely a cowardly act. And absolutely, we will not tolerate this in our city. We will not have this in our city,” said Revell.
Per TPD policy, all officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is underway.