Two Tallahassee police officers and a Leon County Sheriff’s deputy ran for cover and discharged their weapons in a city park after a woman with a rifle ambushed them and opened fire Thursday evening.
According to WCTV, police have identified the woman as Asia Fitzgerald.
Police say that the officers and deputy were called to an area near Tom Brown Park about a narcotics call. During the call Thursday morning, one of the suspects, identified as Durrell Lee, ran away from the officers and escaped.
Police then received a call that there was a person with a gun at the park. Multiple officers and deputies then located Lee at the park and took him into custody. While they were arresting Lee, officers and deputies spotted two known law enforcement threats, Asia Fitzgerald and another man.
While they were questioning the man, Fitzgerald walked away and then came back to find two officers and a deputy present. Armed with a rifle, Fitzgerald opened fire on the unsuspecting officers and deputy in an ambush attack.
The three law enforcement officials retired fire, striking and eventually killing Fitzgerald Thursday night.
The Tallahassee police chief said he has seen the body cam video and described it as, “Very harrowing. From what I have seen on the body cam footage it was very harrowing for the officers, they were in fear definitely and it was a very scary situation.”
That body camera video will eventually be released.
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