Fla. officer killed in crash with fleeing suspect

The suspect drove into oncoming traffic and struck the officer’s cruiser

By Suzie Ziegler 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Tallahassee police officer died Wednesday after their patrol car collided with a fleeing suspect, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. The officer’s identity was not immediately released. 

The incident began around 12:30 a.m. when Tyrone Cleveland, 37, shot and wounded three family members, according to the report. Deputies responded to the call and began a pursuit. 

“The suspect then turned his vehicle around and began traveling toward oncoming traffic, colliding with the [Tallahasee] officer's vehicle,” said Jason Laursen, Deputy Chief of the Tallahassee Police Department, to the Tallahassee Democrat. 

Two of the suspect’s shooting victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and the third is stable, the report said. Cleveland suffered minor injuries in the crash and is now facing numerous related charges. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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