'We will find you': Fla. officer seriously wounded in ambush shooting; 3 suspects remain at large
“Turn yourself in. We will find you,” Police Chief Lawrence Revell said. “We will not rest, we will not sleep, we will not pause until we find you and bring you to justice”
By Sarah Roebuck
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An officer with the Tallahassee Police Department was seriously wounded while investigating a home invasion, the department said in a news release.
The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Officers were called to a report of a residential burglary, which officers learned was a "targeted, drug-related home invasion in progress," the department said.
Officers tried questioning the suspect fitting the description they received before going to the scene, but he fled on foot.
Officers pursued the suspect when another suspect appeared and opened fire.
The rounds struck one of the responding officers, and the officers immediately returned fire.
The injured officer was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The officer was taken into surgery and was last reported to be stable.
The three suspects involved, including the shooter, remain at large, police said.
“I want you to hear me clearly: Turn yourself in. We will find you,” Police Chief Lawrence Revell said during a press conference. “We will not rest, we will not sleep, we will not pause until we find you and bring you to justice.”
During the press conference, Revell said the shooting was "absolutely an ambush" and called it "a cowardly act.”
“We will not have this in our city, and I assure you, we will find him and we will bring him to justice,” Revell continued.
Revell praised his team for their exceptional work in ensuring the injured officer's safety and stabilizing the situation in the area.