1 shot, 1 killed by Orlando police identified
Incident marks 2nd police shooting in city within 24 hours
One of two men shot by Orlando police Wednesday night inside a home during an investigation into a drug complaint in the Rock Lake Gardens neighborhood has died.
Police identified the man who died as 19-year-old Karvis Jabbar Gamble. Friends say Gamble was an aspiring musician.
The other man, Cordaryl Leojermane Wilson, 25, was also involved in the shooting and has been charged with possession of MDMA/Ecstasy, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer without violence.
Police said a total of five people were inside when officers knocked on the door at 1327 Arlington Street near Highway 50 and Orange Blossom Trail.
"A subject sitting inside the front room immediately reached for a handgun, pulled it up and started pointing at the officers," said Orlando police Sgt. Jim Young. "A second subject inside the house comes running out of a back room. He ignored all officers commands. He began to reach into his waistband."
Two officers opened fire, each shooting a different man.
Inside the residence, 3 guns were recovered, 2 of which had been reported stolen. Illegal drugs were also recovered, according to police, after a tip led them to the house.
Throughout the evening, families raced to the scene, worried that a relative might have been injured. One mother told Local 6 her son called her and said he had been shot.
Neighbors heard as many as five gunshots coming from a home that relatives of people involved said also doubles as a recording studio.
A Local 6 photographer was the first to arrive at the scene and watched as police dragged one man out, held another at gunpoint and watched paramedics wheel another man into an ambulance.
"Very concerning. Two nights in a row," said Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney. "The message is clear, though. If anyone pulls a gun on a police officer, we are trained to shoot back, which we did tonight."
Rooney said that, normally, OPD averages about six officer-involved shootings in a year, and now they've had two in 24 hours, after officers responding to a drug complaint shot a man in Rosemont.
Police were interviewing the other three men in the home.
Friends of those who were at the home said there were no drugs or guns in the house. And they said police never identified themselves.
"All (the officer) did was open the door. They never said, 'OPD,' or nothing. They just shot him," a man said. "Who really would point a gun at the police? You know what's going to happen."
Police said two different officers did warn Wilson, who was injured, to stop and not reach for a gun, but claimed he ignored their commands.
Both officers who fired their guns will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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