Man injured after opening fire on Orlando officers during traffic stop, chief says – WFTV

Video: Man injured after opening fire on Orlando officers during traffic stop, chief says Two Orlando police officers were shot while trying to stop a car speeding past them in a no-go zone, the police chief said. (Phylicia Ashley, WFTV.com)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Two Orlando police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon as they tried to stop a car speeding past them in a no-go area, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said. .

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Rolón said that before the officers could get out of their car, someone inside the car shot them. Rolón said officers returned fire and the driver fled the scene near Mercy Drive and WD Judge Drive around 2 p.m.

Neither officer was injured and both are on paid administrative leave.

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Rolón said the driver crashed his car not far from the shooting and was taken to a local hospital for his injuries. He said a gun was found in the car.

Rolón said the investigation into the shooting was turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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4 p.m. update

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3:15 p.m. update

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said two Orlando police officers were shot on Wednesday afternoon as they tried to stop a car speeding past them in a no-pass zone. .

Rolón said that before the officers could get out of their car, someone inside the car shot them. Rolón said the officers returned fire and the driver fled.

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None of the officers were injured.

Rolón said the driver crashed his car not far from the shooting and was taken to a local hospital for his injuries. He said a gun was found in the car.

2:55 p.m. update:

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón is expected to provide an update on a shooting involving an officer in a few minutes. Click here to watch the presser live.

2:40 p.m. update:

See photos from the scene of the shooting investigation involving an officer below. Channel 9 teams are gathering additional information in the area.

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2:30 p.m. update:

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ORIGINAL STORY: Police said the shooting was reported near the intersection of Mercy Drive and WD Judge Drive around 2 p.m.

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Officers are asking people to avoid the area.

Channel 9 has a team on the scene to gather additional information. Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.

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