Trooper-involved shooting investigated after driver has altercation with Orlando police

Shots fired after David Bachelor fled traffic stop, FHP says

Author: Daniel Dahm, Managing Editor of ClickOrlando.com, ddahm@clickorlando.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:41:06 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 18 2013 12:33:11 PM EST
David Bachelor
ORLANDO, Fla. -

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper and a 39-year-old man were injured early Monday in a trooper-involved shooting that occurred after the man had a violent altercation with Orlando police, officials said.

David Bachelor was arrested in the incident, which occurred around 1 a.m. at the Plantation Garden Apartments on Lake Underhill Road.

Orlando police said officers were called to the area because a white pickup truck was being driven recklessly.

Police officers conducted a traffic stop, and the driver, later identified as Bachelor, exited his pickup and a violent struggle ensued, OPD said.  Bachelor got back into his truck and drove off, police said.

Troopers chased Bachelor, who reached speeds of 65 miles per hour in 25 mile per hour speed zones, and a struggle ensued.

A trooper tried to shock Bachelor with a Taser, but it was unsuccessful and Bachelor tried to take the stun gun from the trooper, the FHP said.

Bachelor tried to enter a home and used the door to injure the trooper's arm, said the FHP, which added that the trooper then fired shots to stop the attack.  The FHP didn't say if Bachelor was struck by the trooper's bullets.

Both were taken to a hospital and were treated and released. Bachelor is being held at jail without bond.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct an investigation.

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