70ºF

Dash-cam video shows Orlando police officer run over

Edward Kelty charged in incident, 2 others sought

ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities on Tuesday released video in the hit-and-run involving an Orlando police officer during a traffic stop. 

[WARNING, content may be graphic: Scroll below for dash camera video]

The incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. Monday near the McDonald's on Kirkman Road near Vineland Road.

Orlando police said Officer William Anderson was working "extra duty" when he conducted a traffic stop on a silver four-door sedan. 

The video shows Anderson approaching the driver's side of the car when the passenger gets out and runs off. As Anderson goes after the passenger, the driver of the car struck Anderson and Anderson slid over the hood of the car.

Anderson fired his gun three times as he hit the ground, but the driver did not stop, police said. That person, identified as Edward Earl Kelty, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and remains in the hospital, but is expected to be OK.

Kelty was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted second-degree murder on a law enforcement officer and resisting officer with violence. He will be taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center after his release from the hospital.

Local 6 has also learned the parents of the teens inside of the car are claiming excessive force.

Detectives said they have also identified two other people who they believe were in the vehicle.

"Thank you to the citizen that blocked Officer Anderson's body as he laid in the road after he was run over," Orlando police said in an update Tuesday. "His actions prevented Officer Anderson from being struck by another vehicle." 

Police said Monday afternoon that they had found the vehicle involved at 1859 Lake Pearl Drive in Gotha. The vehicle was found burned and the windshield shattered, according to police.

Anderson was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"I'm sick and tired of people running from police, not complying with police officers' orders," Orlando Police Chief John Mina said. "We're very upset that this individual tried to murder one of our police officers. This officer is out here trying to protect the community, and bad people are out here as well, trying to run over our police officers. I'm very upset."

OPD tweeted, "Please send good thoughts to Ofc. William Anderson, who has been admitted the hospital after being run over by fleeing suspect Monday a.m."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.?

34157956


About the Author: