TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- An arrest has been made stemming from a weekend burglary and shooting.
Deputies with the Leon County Sheriff's Office say around 11:45 p.m. January 12 a Tallahassee Police officer was investigating an "unrelated incident" when the officer heard "what he believed to be a burglary in progress" in the area of the 2800 block of Misty Garden Circle.
According to a release from LCSO, "The officer drove his unmarked police vehicle onto Misty Garden Circle in an attempt to locate signs of an obvious burglary so he could report it. As the officer checked the area he observed a silver vehicle following him. He also observed two males walking on opposite sides of Misty Garden Circle.
The officer perceived this to be a dangerous situation and radioed for assistance. As he arrived in front of 2824 Misty Garden Circle, a black male jumped into the roadway. The officer veered his vehicle to the left and drove around the man, who was observed lifting his shirt and pulling a handgun from his waist. As the officer continued, the man fired multiple shots at the officer's vehicle.
At 11:52 p.m., the Leon County Sheriff's Office received a residential burglary report at 2824 Misty Garden Circle. During the call, Antwanette Faust reported that several males had just broken into her
residence and removed a large safe. Responding deputies were initially unable to locate any victims at 2824 Misty Garden Circle, but did observe evidence of a recent burglary. When Detectives located Faust, she reported calling her boyfriend, Deandre Ross, and then 911. Shortly after the 911 call, she heard multiple gunshots, disconnected the phone and fled the area on foot.
Detectives with the Violent Crimes and Crime Scene units responded to the scene and are investigating both the burglary and the shooting. Detectives canvassed the area collecting witness statements and conducting interviews while Crime Scene Detectives processed crime scenes and collected forensic evidence. Detectives also learned that after the shooting took place, two vehicles were observed fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Detectives confirmed there was at least one additional person shooting at the vehicle.
On January 14, 2013, Deandre M. Ross, who lives at 2824 Misty Garden Circle, was interviewed at the Leon County Sheriff's Office in reference to this incident. Detectives confirmed that Ross had arrived home between the time of the burglary and the time the officer arrived on Misty Garden Circle. Subsequent to this interview, Ross was arrested and taken to the Leon County Jail.
The officer's vehicle was struck 12 times by shots fired during this incident. The officer did receive minor injuries from flying glass. This investigation is continuing and additional arrests are likely.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff's Office at (850) 922-3300 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want
your name, just your information. You could be eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward.