UPDATE: Two Tallahassee police officers on paid leave after officer involved shooting

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Two Tallahassee Police officers are on paid administrative leave after an officer involved shooting. Officers say one of them shot a man who was resisting arrest.

They say it happened just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Officers responded to gun shots at the 200 block of East Orange Avenue at Club Pierre.

Officers say they found a man suspected of firing the shots, 24-year-old Jacoby Darnell Hart. Hart ran from officers, who chased after him. At least one officer shot Hart. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital, where he is currently in stable condition.

Hart had active warrants for violation of probation, battery, grand theft and fraud. He's also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public.

No one else was injured. Officer Derek Braxton and Officer Jason Ravenel have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Chief Michael Deleo said, "I am very concerned with the violent crime we are experiencing. I am reaching out to our community partners to develop a comprehensive approach to this challenge. I am grateful that no bystanders or officers were injured during this incident. I am asking that any witnesses to this incident please contact TPD so we can ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted."

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Early Sunday morning, Tallahassee Police shot a suspect, who police say was resisting arrest.

According to Police, "on June 15th, 2014 at approximately 1:50am Tallahassee Police Officers were working a detail at 242 East Orange Avenue (Club Pierre) and responded to gun shots in the area. 

Officers encountered a male suspect who they believed was involved.  The suspect resisted the officers commands and fled from them on foot.  The officers gave chase and during the attempted apprehension, at least one officer fired at the suspect striking him.

The suspect was subsequently taken into custody and officers immediately began rendering first aid.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital and is currently in critical condition. 

No officers or bystanders were injured as a result of this incident.  The investigation is ongoing at this time and updated information will be released when available."

Stay with WTXL online and on air tonight at the news at 6:30pm and 11pm for the very latest on the shooting.