Driver in Orlando police officer hit-and-run to remain in custody

2nd teen charged to be released with GPS monitor

ORLANDO, Fla. – One of the teens will remain at the Juvenile Assessment Center in the case of an Orlando police officer who was injured after being run down during a traffic stop.


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A judge ruled at a hearing on Thursday that the driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Edward Kelty, will stay at the center considering the "severity of charges."

The other teen arrested in the hit-and-run, Angel Nieves, 17, will be released to his mother with a GPS monitor, according to the judge.

Police said Kelty was driving south on Kirkman Road early Monday morning when Officer William Anderson approached with his gun drawn and was run over when he went to chase after a passenger.

In juvenile court on Thursday, Local 6 found out Neives and Kelty exchanged places inside the car soon after the incident.

Nieves took the wheel, according to prosecutors, and drove Kelty to the hospital to be treated for his gunshot wounds.

Prosecutors said Nieves then drove away, ditching a blood-stained steering wheel cover in a nearby fountain.

Kelty has been charged with attempted second-degree murder on a law enforcement officer. Nieves has been charged with tampering with evidence.

Police said one other passenger remains on the run.

OPD tweeted out an update Anderson's condition earlier Thursday, saying "Prayers please: Officer William Anderson is in serious condition. He is currently being transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville."

The parents of two of the teens inside of the car have claimed the officer used excessive force.


Local 6 asked one of the mothers about the allegation Thursday, but she refused to answer, running away from the camera.

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