Orlando fire chief under investigation after gun stolen from car
City officials say gun was taken out of unlocked car in downtown Orlando
An internal investigation has been launched after an Orlando Fire Department district chief's handgun was stolen from an unlocked city-owned vehicle on Monday.
Orlando police say sometime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Orlando Fire District Chief David Harris' Ruger LCP .38-caliber handgun was stolen from his car, which was parked at Church Street Market.
It's against city policy to have a weapon in the car, records show. City officials say Harris may have been carrying his gun because of concerns about the Connecticut school shooting last week.
According to a city spokeswoman, Harris reported the theft immediately and has a concealed weapon permit. He is under an internal investigation, but he hasn't been reassigned.
Also stolen from the car was a city-owned camera, which Harris used to document fire department training sessions.
The theft is under investigation and no suspects have been identified.
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