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Man killed in officer-involved shooting, TPD investigating

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Posted at 9:06 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 00:35:35-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Police are continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting that ended in the death of a 31-year-old man.

The Tallahassee Police Department 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 31-year-old Mycael Johnson, drove away. TPD says officers fell back as the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit followed the stolen car.

The Aviation Unit relayed to officers that Johnson was attempting a carjacking in the area of Mountbatten Road near Jim Lee Road. Officers again tried to stop the car, but Johnson drove away again.

After the carjacking attempt, TPD said a pursuit was authorized and continued until Johnson lost control of the vehicle as it traveled northbound on Blairstone Road just south of the intersection with Mahan Drive and crashed. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

At that point, police say Johnson got out, ran away, and attempted to carjack a second car.

"Officers attempted to take him into custody and the suspect violently resisted, resulting in an officer firing their handgun," TPD said in a press release. Johnson was hit and died from his injuries at the scene.

Police say they are in the beginning stages of their investigation and will continue collecting evidence as well as interviewing involved officers and any witnesses. TPD has not released the name of the officer who fatally shot Johnson.

This is a developing story.