An officer responded to a report of a burglary in the 2200 block of Mission Road around 9:50 p.m. Monday.
According to TPD, the officer arrived at the scene and encountered a person who they believed to be armed with a weapon. Reportedly fearing for their safety, the officer fired their gun.
The officers identity as well as the suspects identity have not yet been released.
TPD says the officer was placed on administrative leave as part of standard procedure and a full investigation is being conducted by the Violent Crimes Unit.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday night during a response to a burglary in progress call.
No one was reported to be injured in the incident at the Cove Apartment complex, at 2226 Mission Road, which happened about 9:47 p.m. Monday.
At the time a TPD patrol officer was responding to a burglary in progress call reported by a citizen.
The preliminary investigation shows the officer arrived at the location of the burglary and encountered a person they believed was armed with a firearm, according to a TPD news release.
Fearing for their safety, the officer fired their department-issued handgun.
As is standard procedure, the officer has been placed on administrative leave, and TPDs Violent Crimes Unit is conducting an investigation.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.