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UPDATE: A Tallahassee police officer is dead following a crash with a shooting suspect

Tallahassee Police Department

2nd Update:

The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Office have issued a joint news release:

Around 12:27 a.m., Wednesday, June 8, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office 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, and 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.

This in an ongoing investigation and we will release more details as they become available.


All lanes of Capital Circle are back open. TPD will release more information at police headquarters shortly.

Original story:

An on-duty Tallahassee police officer was killed in a crash overnight. The police department says it happened just before 1:30 this morning at the intersection of Capital Circle Northwest and Northwest Passage Boulevard.

Southbound lanes of Capital Circle are impacted from Common Wealth Boulevard to Hartsfield Road. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

Tweet from @Tally PD: We are working with the family and ask that you respect their privacy during this difficult time. We also ask that you keep our officers in your thoughts and prayers following this tragic loss.

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