ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police shot and killed a suspected robber in a firefight at an apartment complex, and officers continue to search for a second gunman.
Omarri I. Williams, 17, died in the shooting, which happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Camden Apartments off Lake Margaret Drive.
When officers responded to a robbery call at the apartment complex, they witnessed and heard shots being fired at the robbery victim by two gunmen, Orlando police Sgt. Vince Ogburn told Local 6.
Ogburn said officers returned fire, striking and killing Williams. The other culprit is still on the loose.
Williams' mother, Cheryl McCain, told Local 6 the police must have made a mistake and that her son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"Why do they have to kill my baby if he was in the wrong?" McCain said. "Shoot him in the leg. If you pulled up and saw him shooting at a victim how do you know that the victim wasn't shooting back?"
McCain told Local 6 her son had just called her to tell her he was lost.
"When we hung up talking to each other a minute later that's when I heard gunshots," McCain said.
The officers, identified as Alberto Negron, Travis Lamont and Ben Chisari, were not injured in the firefight. Orlando police said the officers have been relieved of duty until a preliminary administrative review has been conducted.
Last month, Lamont was found liable for excessive force on an 86-year-old man, and breaking the neck of 84-year-old man, who was awarded nearly $900,000.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct an investigation.
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