A police officer in Florida has been killed in a crash Wednesday by a suspect that had just shot three of his family members.
Around 12:27 a.m., Wednesday, June 8, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received a call about an assault at a home in the 4200 block of Saplin Court.
The suspect, 37-year-old Tyrone Cleveland, entered the home, where he resides, shot three family members, and then fled in a vehicle.
An LCSO deputy encountered the vehicle, driven by the suspect, at North Monroe Street and Capital Circle NW. A Tallahassee Police officer also encountered the suspect vehicle.
The suspect then turned his vehicle around and began traveling toward oncoming traffic, colliding with a TPD officer’s vehicle at the intersection of Capital Circle NW and NW Passage.
The officer was transported to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
All the shooting victims were transported to the hospital. Two of them suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The third is in stable condition.
The suspect was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is facing numerous charges.
Grief counselors are assisting members of TPD and LCSO and the fallen officer’s family asks for privacy at this time.