Fourth Tallahassee Officer Involved Shooting in 5 Weeks

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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:10 am | Updated: 6:57 pm, Thu Aug 14, 2014.

UPDATE (June 19, 2014 - 8:28 A.M.)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tallahassee Police are now investigating a fourth officer involved shooting in the past five weeks.

Officer David Northway with Tallahassee Police Department tells us the latest shooting happened around 3:00 a.m. June 19 on the 1000 block of Volusia Street. This is off of Old Bainbridge Road near Griffin Middle School.

One officer involved is now on administrative leave, per standard department policy.

The suspect in the case is being treated for minor injuries, though it's not known if the injury is related to this incident or an earlier incident in which he was also involved and reported to have had a firearm.

Officer Northway says the officer in question was on patrol in the area of Joe Louis Stree when he saw the man come out of a wooded area onto Volusia Street. When the officer tried to make contact with the man, investigators say the suspect took off. During the pursuit investigators say the man turned and started firing shots at the officer who then returned fire.

This is the fourth shooting in the past five weeks involving Tallahassee Police Officers.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo, and community members alike, say they are concerned about the latest series of shootings and gun violence in the community.

Chief DeLeo will be taking part in a town hall meeting tonight (June 19) at New Birth Tabernacle Church on Harlem Street. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. WTXL will have a crew there.

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