Update: Robbery Suspect, Police Exchange Gunfire as Suspect Flees
Largo Police have arrested Terry Lamar James.
Update: Pinellas County deputies have announced they have arrested Terry Lamar James.
Following the incident overnight which James and Largo police exchanged gunfire, detectives began trying to locate him.
Through their investigation they received a tip on the whereabouts of James and began to conduct surveillance and followed the vehicle.
The vehicle eventually pulled into the parking lot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church on 82nd Avenue and 46th Street in Pinellas Park, a news release said.
According to the sheriff's office, James and two other people in the vehicle realized that they were being watched by deputies and exited the car. James ran away into a residential neighborhood. A foot pursuit ensued and deputies apprehended the suspect a short distance away, deputies said.
Detectives say that the suspect began enciting them to shoot him and deputies
deployed an Electronic Control Device in order to subdue the suspect. He was
taken into custody without further incident.
Earlier: Largo Police and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office were called to 6301 144th St. N around 9:20 p.m. Thursday to locate Terry Lamar James, who police say is wanted on two counts of armed home invasion robberies in Largo.
As authorities set up a perimeter around the home, police said James fled from the rear of the residence at 11:17 p.m. and was confronted by a Largo police officer.
James, police said, and the officer then exchanged gunfire.
The officer was not injured and police say they do not know if James was shot because he was able to get away.
Police said James is still on the loose and is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Any person with knowledge of the whereabouts of James can contact Detective Arlington of the Largo Police Department at 727-587-6730.
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