Tampa police arrest two after pursuit, one suspect on the run

Posted at 5:34 AM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 10:45:41-04

Tampa Police arrested two men early Tuesday morning after a police pursuit.

Just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, the Tampa Police Department received reports of shots being fired near the Williams Park area in northeast Tampa.

When officers arrived, they witnessed two cars driving northbound on N 43rd Street shooting at each other. The officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, at which point, the vehicles left the scene, and police began to pursue one of the suspect cars.

During the pursuit, one of the defendants pointed a firearm at the officers. The pursuit ended when the car attempted to drive over a median and the car became disabled. Three occupants from the car then fled. 

Police formed a perimeter and called in K9 and helicopter to search for the suspects.

Two of the people in the car were apprehended. The third suspect got away. 

Reshard Mills, 21, was arrested and charged with Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Resisting with Violence. Tyrell Leach, 18, was arrested and charged with Fleeing to Elude, Burglary, and Resisting without Violence.




When asked to comment on the status of the second car involved, Tampa PD told ABC Action News that it was "under investigation".