Suspect dies after shootout with St. Petersburg Police officers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A suspect was killed early Wednesday morning by St. Petersburg Police officers after an exchange of gunfire.

Just before 1 a.m., a St. Pete Police officer spotted a white pickup truck that was stolen during an armed carjacking on Monday night.

The officer kept the truck under surveillance. The truck appeared to have a flat front tire and was driving very slowly, eventually turning east into the alley behind near 30th Street and 6th Avenue S.

Two patrol cruisers turned in behind him.

Police say that Timothy Earl Jackson, 33, got out of the pickup and fired at the officers. Two officers returned fire hitting Jackson.

Jackson was transported to Bayfront Hospital in critical condition where he passed away from his injuries shortly after.

Police are asking that anyone who may have been in the area that could have any video or information about this shooting to contact the St. Petersburg Police Department.

St. Petersburg PD, Pinellas County Sheriffs Office and the State Attorney will be involved in the investigation.

The officers involved are being interviewed at this time.

The carjacking from Monday occurred around 8:45 p.m. in the 4800 block of 20th Avenue S in St. Petersburg. In that incident, the driver of the pickup was stopped by two men in another vehicle that had pulled in front of him. The two men exited the vehicle armed with firearms, the victim complied, and the suspects left with the victims' pickup. 

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