Orlando Police Officers in Critical Condition Following Shooting

Two Orlando police officers are in critical condition following a shooting during a traffic stop at 11 p.m. Friday. The suspects are still at large.

After a shooting at a traffic checkpoint in Orlando, two police officers are in critical conditions.

A suspect opened fire on the officers as they were investigating a vehicle near Garland and Washington.

According to Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith, the two officers are in critical condition.

Two officers are critically ill at ORMC (Orlando Regional Medical Center). “This is a sad moment for our department,” said Chief Smith.



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Police chief Eric Smith addresses the media at a press briefing early on Saturday morning.

According to the Orlando Police Department, after the shooting the suspect took another vehicle, and a pursuit followed.

During the press conference, Chief Smith thanked those who assisted in the search.

Smith said, “I would like to thank the various law enforcement agencies that are helping us.”



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He then addressed the suspects directly, saying “We will locate you and bring you to justice.”

No names of officers involved has been released, and at this point no suspects are in custody.




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OPD is actively searching for the suspect.

This is a continuing investigation.

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