PINELLAS, COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Task Force are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the City of St. Petersburg.
On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, St. Petersburg Police Department undercover detectives were conducting surveillance on 22-year-old Tyron Davis, who has a lengthy criminal history and was suspected of committing two armed robberies that occurred in St. Petersburg on August 26 and August 28, 2023.
According to detectives, the undercover detectives lost contact with Davis.
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Undercover detectives were then notified of a just occurred armed robbery at the Mobile Station located at 825 49th Street North in St. Petersburg, where the suspect matched the description of Davis. In each robbery, the suspect possessed two firearms.
Detectives state the undercover detectives relocated Davis at 1534 27th Street South and attempted to stop the vehicle he was in.
While the vehicle fled from undercover detectives Davis leaned out of the passenger window from the waist up and fired multiple rounds at the undercover detectives.
An undercover detective returned fire at Davis while Davis continued to fire while the vehicle fled. Davis fled to the area of 10th Avenue South and 12th Street, where the vehicle eventually crashed, and Davis was taken into custody.
Undercover detectives and Davis were uninjured.
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