2nd arrest made after police shootout in Rosemont

Orlando police officer placed on leave after shooting man

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police shot one man during a shootout Tuesday night in the Rosemont area and later arrested a second man in the incident after a standoff that lasted several hours.

The shootout happened around 6:30 p.m. near Orange Blossom Trail and Cinder Lane Parkway.

According to Orlando police, two officers were called to the area because of drug activity and approached two men.  One of the men began shooting at the officers, and one of the officers returned fire, striking the man in the shoulder, police said.

Neighbors reported hearing anywhere from 10 to 20 gunshots, but the officers were not hit.

"We know that the suspect fired several shots at the officers immediately when the officers tried to contact them," said Orlando police Sgt. Jim Young.

Police recovered the handgun used to fire at the officers.

The condition of the man who was shot is not known.

Meanwhile, the second man, who fled during the was arrested early Wednesday morning after an hours-long standoff at the Preserve Apartments on Cinderlane Parkway.

The Orlando police SWAT team used tear gas to force the man out of the apartments, where he was hiding.  He was arrested and taken to jail.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting.  The officer who shot the man has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard protocol when an officer is involved in a shooting.

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