Deputies have arrested the 19-year-old home invasion suspect who was on the
run Friday morning in Largo, and the sheriff's office says he was enticing them
to shoot him.
The Largo Police Department says Terry Lamar James is connected to two home invasions. When deputies tried to confront him Thursday night at a home, he fled from the area and exchanged gunfire with them.
He was on the run overnight and into Friday morning, when detectives located him inside a car at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park.
There were three people inside the car, and when James realized they were being watched, deputies say he made another run for it. But they tracked him down inside a neighborhood, Tased him and then made the arrest.
Detectives are still speaking with the other two people in the vehicle.
James was initially spotted hiding out at 145th Avenue and 63rd Street North around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. No officers were hurt in the exchange of gunfire. The officer who fired at James has been place on paid administrative leave, a standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.
According to records, James was already on felony probation for a cocaine charge.
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