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Suspect in Tallahassee carjacking, shooting arrested in Wakulla County

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 21:56:30-05

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said 38-year-old Terry Conyers has been arrested in the woods off of Wakulla Springs Road after a carjacking and shooting in Tallahassee Monday afternoon.

According to the City of Tallahassee, just before noon on Monday, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to reports of gunshots fired in the 3500 block of West Orange Avenue. When they arrived, the officers determined no one was injured but found evidence a shooting had occurred.

According to WCSO, multiple suspects fled in a stolen car were armed and were possibly involved in a shooting that had just occurred in Tallahassee.

Multiple agencies out of Leon County were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle heading southbound on 319 and several units with WCSO responded to the call, attempting to intercept the vehicle as it entered Wakulla.

While deputies were en route to assist, Florida Highway Patrol told WCSO a suspect had jumped out of the car during the high-speed chase and ran to the area of Wakulla Springs Road and the Leon County line.

According to the report, deputies with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office pursued the vehicle until it became disabled due to a flat tire on Limpkin Lane, where the suspect fled into the woods.

Deputies and witnesses in the neighborhood saw the suspect holding a handgun as he ran.

Members of WCSO Road Patrol and Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division helped establish a perimeter on Royal Oaks Court and Wakulla Springs Road, while units from Leon County, FWC, and FHP formed a perimeter within Leon County.

Deputies said a search of the area was started and Conyers was found and arrested near the Leon and Wakulla County line at approximately 1:10 p.m. with the assistance of a K-9 team.

Conyers was arrested, charged with out of state warrants, and will be transported to the Leon County Jail.

Deputies said there is not an ongoing search and believe there is no danger to the public.

TPD is currently investigating the shooting and carjacking, and charges are anticipated.

Investigators ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident but did not speak with an officer on the scene, or anyone with information about the incident to please call 850-891-4200. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

This is an active investigation, and updates will be provided as they become available.