PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Dade City Police and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office have captured their prime suspect wanted in string of carjackings.
The Pasco County Sheriff says 36-year-old Luis Tull is now in custody.
According to Sheriff Chris Nocco, Tull got into a fight with someone he knows then ran to a McDonald's parking lot off S.R. 54 in Wesley Chapel on Wednesday night.
Nocco said Tull attempted to steal the car of an innocent person in that McDonald's parking lot.
That's when the first person Tull was fighting with ran to help the victim and Tull shot him in the leg.
Tull stole the innocent person's car and drove to Dade City and eventually ditched the stolen car and ran, according to Nocco.
A police K-9 tracked Tull to a nearby house.
When police questioned the homeowner, she noticed her car was missing.
Nocco said he stole the woman's car and also ditched it before it is believed Tull carjacked another driver in a Ford Mustang.
Deputies received a tip Thursday morning that Tull was in that Ford Mustang.
During the news conference, Nocco said deputies spotted the Mustang and made a box move to stop the car.
Nocco believes the driver of the Mustang was also carjacked and the driver jumped out of the car as soon as it was surrounded by police.
Tull attempted to take off in the Mustang but was tasered by deputies.
Tull is charged with three counts of carjacking, aggravated battery with a firearm, felony possession of a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
The person shot in the leg was transported to the hospital and is said to be ok.
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