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Fatal stabbing leads to officer-involved shooting on Holton Street

The Tallahassee Police Department says it is investigating an officer-involved shooting on Holton Street.
The Tallahassee Police Department says it is investigating an officer-involved shooting on Holton Street.(WCTV)
Published: May. 27, 2020 at 11:28 AM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

May 27, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Police Department says two people are dead after a fatal stabbing Wednesday morning led to an officer-involved shooting on Holton Street.

Officers were on scene at the Leon Arms Apartments, which is in the 2500 block of Holton Street, a little after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

According to TPD, officers were called to investigate a stabbing in the area. Police say a victim died from the injuries they suffered in the stabbing.

Responding officers saw a woman who matched the description of the stabbing suspect nearby, according to TPD.

The woman was holding a gun, TPD says.

"The suspect then made a move consistent with using the firearm against the officer, who fired their issued handgun, fatally striking the adult female suspect," the department said in a release.

She died from the gunshot wounds, and the officer was not hurt in this shooting, TPD says.

The officer who fired their gun has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol for TPD in an officer-involved shooting.

TPD Chief Lawrence Revell addressed the shooting in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. You can watch the full press conference, which was

, below.

Tallahassee Police Department press conference on officer-involved shooting 5/27/20

LIVE: The Tallahassee Police Department is holding a press conference on the officer-involved shooting from earlier today.

Posted by WCTV.tv on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

This is the third officer-involved shooting in Tallahassee so far in 2020. Another happened just last

, on North Monroe Street.

The first officer-involved shooting of this year happened near Blairstone Road on

.

Both of the previous shootings remain under investigation.

This is a developing story. WCTV has sent a reporter to the area. Copyright 2020 WCTV. All rights reserved.

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