TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Two Tallahassee Police officers have been placed on administrative leave after a fatal officer-involved shooting Friday night.
The Tallahassee Police Department announced Saturday afternoon that two officers involved in the attempted arrest and subsequent shooting of 31-year-old Mycael Johnson have been placed on administrative leave per policy during the investigation.
TPD says around 7 p.m. Friday night, officers got behind a stolen vehicle in the area of Capital Circle NW.
They conducted a traffic stop on the car but the suspect, identified as Johnson, drove away. TPD says officers fell back as the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit followed the stolen car.
After a carjacking attempt, TPD followed the car until Johnson lost control of the vehicle and crashed on Blairstone Road, just south of the intersection with Mahan Drive and crashed.
At that point, police say Johnson got out, ran away, and attempted to carjack a second car.
Officers tried to arrest him but he "violently resisted," the encounter ending with shots being fired. While two officers are being placed on leave for the incident, TPD says only one officer fired his gun, killing Johnson.
This is still an open and active investigation. Police are not releasing any other details at this time.
TPD is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident but did not speak with an officer or investigator on scene, or anyone with information about the incident to please call 850-891-4200 and ask to speak with the Violent Crimes Unit. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.
This is a developing story.