Posted: Thu 10:04 PM, Jan 31, 2013
Tallahassee, FL – According to police, at approximately 8:42pm this evening, officers attempted to stop a driver who was being pursued for attempted 1st degree murder, one of three charges.
After the pursuit was initiated, Carlos Manuel Cespedes, a Hispanic 31 year old male, failed to stop for police. Cespedes eventually pulled off on the side of the road on Magnolia Drive.
Cespedes then exited the vehicle and opened fire on the officers, fatally shooting a K-9 officer.
Police opened fire on Cespedes and he is now being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital; the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
Cespedes was wanted on 3 charges, 1st degree attempted murder, battery, and discharging a firearm at a vehicle, and now he will add, amongst other charges, murder of the K-9 dog, which is considered murder of an officer.
According to Leon County Sheriff’s Office, there has been a shooting in the area of Seminole Drive and Magnolia.
WCTV has a reporter on the way, and will bring you updates as they become available.
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:14 pm | Updated: 11:45 pm, Thu Jan 31, 2013.
By: Ty Wilson | WTXL.Com
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)– A shoot out between deputies and a man wanted for attempted murder happened Thursday night on Seminole Drive and Magnolia. According to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office deputies spotted Carlos Manuel Cespedes who is wanted for attempted murder, at N. Monroe and Fred George St. The deputies tried to stop him but he led them on a chase ending at Seminole Drive and Magnolia.
Deputies say Cespedes got out of the vehicle and began firing at them. Cespedes allegedly shot and killed the K-9 dog named Koda. Deputies returned fire and hit him. Cespedes has been taken to a local hospital.
No human deputies were injured.
Stay tuned for more information.