Suspect in officer-involved shooting faces multiple charges

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SPRINGFIELD, FL -- (WTVY) UPDATED: Friday, Dec. 29 10:42 p.m.
The suspect in yesterday morning's officer-involved shooting in Springfield, Florida is facing multiple charges.

31 year old Terrance Britton has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Felony Possession of a Firearm, and and Attempted Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.

Chief Roberts says he was told that Britton had a warrant for Grand Theft Auto prior to yesterday's incident.
Britton was arrested yesterday after pointing a pistol at a Springfield police officer.


We're learning more about Thursday's officer-involved shooting in Springfield.

According to the Springfield Police Department, around 2 a.m. Thursday officers tried to stop a Toyota passenger vehicle on a suspicion of a D.U.I. Officers say when trying to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away. Officers stopped the chase when the vehicle went into a Parker residential area.

Officers say they found the vehicle crashed into another car on the 5000 block of Kendrick Street in Parker. They say they saw Terrance Britton, 31, walking away from the scene.

Officers say they asked Britton to stop and he didn't. They say when they got out of the marked police car to stop him, Britton pointed a pistol at one of the officers. Police say the officers responded by shooting at Britton. They say Britton was shot in the leg and tried to run away.

Officers tackled Britton on the 100 block of Sims Avenue and a fight ensued. Police say Britton still had his gun and tried to shoot at the officers, but was disarmed and arrested.

Britton was taken to a local hospital.

The Springfield Police Department requested the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate the incident. The officers involved in the shooting had minor injuries and will be on administrative leave pending the outcome of the FDLE investigation.

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