Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-115

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 9, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • JD Callaway : jcallawa@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Driver Of Stolen Vehicle Rams Deputy's Cruiser

    Suspects crash into cruiser and attempt to run down a deputy, resulting in shots being fired.
    • Friday
    • April 9, 2010
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Tampa,FL
    This incident began around 8 p.m. tonight at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and 131st Avenue when deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle and began to follow it. Deputies followed the vehicle, a gold Jaguar, to Fowler Avenue just west of Nebraska Avenue and attempted to stop the car. Deputies boxed in the Jaguar, but the driver rammed one of the Sheriff's patrol cruisers and tried to run down a deputy during the escape. Two deputies then opened fire on the Jaguar, which sped away. Deputies pursued the vehicle for a short distance but lost it around the area of Hillsborough Avenue and Sligh Avenue. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen, was found abandoned by Tampa Police around 8:15 p.m. at Bannister and Beacon streets in the city. We believe there were two people in the vehicle. A search, using law enforcement officers, dogs, and helicopters is under way in the area where the Jaguar was located.
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