1 man, 1 teen arrested, 3rd suspect on the run after shootout with Orlando police, chief says

Shooting investigated near Camping World Stadium

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police officers in an unmarked cruiser were involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon that left one teen wounded, according to Police Chief Orlando Rolon.

The shooting happened at Jacobs Place and Lakeland Avenue near Camping World Stadium.

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Rolon said the two officers were responding to a Crimeline tip, though he did not elaborate as to what the tip entailed.

Rolon said the officers pulled up to the area, where three teens were standing, but before the officers could make contact, the teens opened fire.

“They (the officers) literally had to return fire from or shot their weapons from the inside of the vehicle that they were in,” Rolon said.

The chief added that neither of the officers was hurt in the shooting.

The three teens took off running, but one of them was found suffering from wounds to his arm and leg and was taken into custody, according to Rolon. Police later confirmed that the teen had been shot.

A short time later, a second suspect was arrested. That person was not hurt in the exchange of gunfire, according to police.

The third suspect remains on the run. Investigators did not offer a description of the shooter.

Rolon said he was not sure what led to the shooting.

“Right now, we’re kind of puzzled as to how this happened. Again, the officer simply pulled up — and as they tried to make contact before they could get out of their car, there are shots that went into that vehicle that they were in,” he said.

Anyone with information on the third shooter is asked to call 911.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.


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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.