Deputy shoots man fleeing burglary in College Park, officials say

Cpl. Anthony Shea shot 18-year-old Myron Evans, deputies say

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. - A deputy shot a man who drove toward him while fleeing a burglary in College Park Thursday morning, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Officials said they received a call at 11:03 a.m. about a burglary in progress in the Kingswood subdivision. 

Two deputies arrived at the home on 1313 Malone Drive to find two men involved in the burglary, one of whom had a white Lexus backed up to the driveway of the home, OCSO Capt. Angelo Nieves said.

One man fled the area on foot and the other refused to get out of the car. Cpl. Anthony Shea, a 10-year veteran, fired at the vehicle as the man drove it toward him, officials said.

"The suspect gunned the vehicle and drove at the deputy. The deputy fired, fearing for his safety, and the suspect continued to flee the area south on Goddard (Avenue)," Nieves said.

Nieves said the vehicle had been reported stolen from Orlando. An 18-year-old man, identified Thursday evening as Myron Evans,was taken into custody near Yale Street, Nieves said. He had abandoned the Lexus and was found inside a home.

He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with at least one non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The deputy and the homeowner were not injured.

Nieves said deputies are continuing to search the area for at least one other person involved in the crime.

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"The information that we have is that two individuals bailed out (of the stolen vehicle). We're trying to determine where they went or where the other individual is located or the identity of that individual," Nieves said.

Pictures from the scene showed a white sedan with the back window shot out.

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity is asked to call 911 immediately. A robocall was sent to College Park residents, urging them to remain inside their homes.

"The subjects are believed to be armed and dangerous. The search is in the area of Edgewater and Princeton. Please remain inside and call 911 if you see anything suspicious," the call said.

Edgewater High School, College Park Middle School, Lake Weston Elementary, Lake Silver Elementary School and Princeton Elementary School were placed on lockdown around 11 a.m. because of the police activity in the area. All lockdowns were lifted around 1:45 p.m.

Shea has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation, which is standard procedure.

Check back with News 6 for more on this developing story.

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