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UPDATE: Man charged in Tallahassee officer shooting tied to another home invasion

It happened early Monday morning
Posted at 2:34 PM, Sep 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-29 21:21:13-04

UPDATE: September 29th:

  • Home invasion happened on Cypress Point Road around 1:00 a.m. Monday
  • LCSO has charged 25-year-old John'Darious Wright
  • Wright is also charged in connection to the shooting of a police officer Monday

The Leon County Sheriff's office has tied the man accused of shooting a Tallahassee officer to another home invasion. 25-year-old John'Darious Wright is now charged in both of those shootings.
The first home invasion happened on Monday morning around 1:00 a.m. in the 4600 block of Cypress Point Road. A 25-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital.

Then around 2:30 a.m. Monday, Tallahassee police responded to another burglary in the 2300 block of Sandpiper Street.

TPD says Wright and several other people entered that home and fired one shot. Officers who responded to the scene started chasing a suspect who was running from the home.

TPD says Wright came out of the home and started shooting at officers. One officer was shot and was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Wright is currently in the Leon County Detention Facility.


On Monday, September 25th around 1:00 a.m., the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Cypress Point Road in reference to a home invasion.

When deputies arrived, they found a 25-year-old male, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries. At this time, there is no update on his condition.

LCSO deputies and K-9 units conducted an extensive canvass of the surrounding areas but were unable to locate a suspect. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the vicinity of Cypress Point Road and Springhill Road is asked to contact LCSO’s Violent Crimes Unit at (850) 606-3300. Anonymous tipsters can also contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at (850) 574 – TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.