Florida police officer killed after crash with suspect who allegedly was driving ‘toward oncoming traffic’

Tallahassee police officer dies at hospital, investigators say

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A Tallahassee police officer has died Wednesday after his vehicle was struck by a suspect who investigators say was driving "toward oncoming traffic." 

The incident happened after the Leon County Sheriff’s Office received a call around midnight about an assault at a home, both law enforcement agencies said in a joint statement. 

"The suspect, 37-year-old Tyrone Cleveland, entered the home, where he resides, and shot three family members and fled in a vehicle," the statement said. 

Officers later encountered the suspect’s vehicle about 15 miles away from the home. 

A Tallahassee Police Department officer died Wednesday after his vehicle was struck by a suspect who was driving "toward oncoming traffic," investigators say.

A Tallahassee Police Department officer died Wednesday after his vehicle was struck by a suspect who was driving "toward oncoming traffic," investigators say. (City of Tallahassee Police Department)

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"The suspect then turned his vehicle around and began traveling toward oncoming traffic, colliding with a TPD officer’s vehicle at the intersection of Capital Circle NW and NW Passage." 

Police say the officer was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries. 

The three shooting victims also were brought to a hospital for treatment, with two suffering non-life-threatening injuries and the other in stable condition. 

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Cleveland, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, is now "facing numerous charges," according to the police statement. 

The name of the fallen officer has not yet been released.