Orlando police officers shoot woman in carjacking

Police say 2 men, woman stole elderly man's car

ORLANDO, Fla. – Three Orlando police officers were involved in a shooting Friday that wounded a woman wanted in connection with a carjacking, authorities said.

The shooting occurred near Darland Bakery Inc. on South Street near Bumby.

According to Orlando police, an elderly man was carjacked by two men and a woman at Curry Ford and Conway roads. The trio implied that they had a gun during the theft, police said.

Officials said the car was spotted hours later on South Street, and witnesses told News 6 that there was a shootout. All three officers opened fire, and the woman, who was driving the stolen car, was struck in the arm, police said. 

The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The two other culprits were taken into custody, according to police.

"It's concerning people are out there carjacking an elderly male," said Orlando Police Chief John Mina, who added that the officers opened fire because they felt threatened.

Mina said all three officers have five to 10 years of experience with OPD.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, and the officers will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

No other details were known.

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