Police shootout in Tampa; search continues for second suspect

- A traffic stop involving two bicyclists resulted in a shootout with police early Wednesday morning, and authorities are still searching for one suspect.

The incident began when an officer pulled over two bicycles for a traffic stop near the corner of Central and Floribraska Avenues. Police say two suspects fired shots at police officers and an officer returned fire. The officer was not injured, and it appears neither of the suspects were injured either.

The suspects fled on foot, firing shots at a police officer who was pursuing them.

Tampa police were able to nab one of the suspects after quickly establishing a perimeter in an area north of Floribraska. The other suspect, however, is still on the run.

Several blocks of Floribraska were shut down because of the search, which still continues for the second suspect.

 

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