Police capture man who shot at Tampa officers after crashing car stolen during an armed carjacking

Posted at 3:29 AM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 05:25:06-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- Officers capture the man who allegedly shot at them after crashing a stolen car on Thursday night.

Tampa Police report officers spotted a silver convertible Ford Mustang near the intersection of 30th Street and Osborne Avenue around 11:00 p.m. The car was reported stolen during an armed carjacking at Club Hush on Tuesday night.

Officers began pursuing the Mustang. At the intersection of 50th Street and Hillsborough Avenue the driver lost control and hit a metal fence while turning.

Police say the driver ran from the crash scene and fired at the pursuing officers.

None of the officers were hit and no officer returned fire.

The man ran into a nearby wooded area. Officers formed a perimeter and called out their K9, aviation and SWAT teams.

The K9 unit eventually apprehended the suspect, who sustained minor injuries from a dog bite.

Police have yet to identify the suspect or list the charges the man will face. The department is expected to release more information on the arrest later Friday morning.