The Tallahassee Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a home invasion and shooting of an officer on Monday.
According to TPD, John’Darious Wright, 25, is accused of shooting one round at the victims inside of the home during the invasion. An officer was in the area responding to the call and saw what they described as a “suspicious vehicle” near the address of the call. The officer reported it and the license plate number to dispatch, WCTV reports.
As that officer was arriving on the scene, a suspect was seen running from the scene, according to a press release from TPD. As the officer started chasing after the suspect, Wright allegedly left the house, started shooting at the officer, and ran from the scene. TPD says the officer was struck by a bullet and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The officer, who has not been identified, was taken into surgery and is expected to fully recover, according to TPD.
Monday afternoon law enforcement detained Wright and another man for questioning.
Wright has now been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, attempted first-degree murder, home invasion robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and obstruction of a search warrant.