Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Orange County Deputy Shot

Orange County Deputy Shot - An Orange County deputy is in critical condition after a shooting at 45th Street and Orange Blossom Trail.

According to Capt. Angelo Nieves from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the deputy was conducting a traffic stop.

Law enforcement sources tell News 13 the deputy was shot in the head.

The deputy was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. News 13 has counted more than 20 police cruisers at the hospital.

Orange County Deputy Shot

We're told the suspect or suspects fled in their own car.

A second search is under way in the area of Texas Avenue and Americana Boulevard where Nieves said a man is down and they have a car in their possession. However, deputies are not saying if the person or vehicle is connected to this shooting.

Orlando police and the Florida Highway Patrol are aiding in the search.

Stay with News 13 and for more on this developing story.

Orange County Deputy Shot

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