Tampa Man Accused of Attempted Carjacking After Police Chase
Tampa police said they are looking for the passenger who was in the car with him.
TAMPA – A driver who led police on a chase that ended when he crashed the car and tried to carjack another is facing multiple charges, the Tampa Police Department said.
Reginald Mosley, 31, of Tampa, was charged with one count each of Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Police, Driving with License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injuries, Attempted Carjacking, Battery, and Violation of Probation.
Police are still searching for the passenger who was with him.
The chase began about 5 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 14) when Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies in an unmarked car told police that they had heard gunshots in the area of 24th Avenue and 15th Street, and then saw a black Toyota Avalon speeding away from the scene.
Working with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, police tried to stop the car that was believed to be involved in the gunfire. The driver sped away. Tampa police chased the car. Police said the chase ended at Columbus and 50th Street when the Toyota sideswiped a car and ran into a pole.
Mosley, who was later identified as the driver, and his passenger got out of the car and fled on foot. Police said Mosley tried unsuccessfully to carjack another vehicle. He was taken into custody.
With the help of deputies, two firearms that were tossed from the Toyota have been found. Though the Mosley and his passenger were believed to be involved in a drive-by shooting, officers said that, at this time, there are no indications that anyone was injured.
The driver of the car that was sideswiped did not suffer any serious injuries.
Mosley suffered an injury to his foot, which was possibly a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (No shots were fired by law enforcement.) He was treated at the hospital, then booked in to jail.
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