Police fatally shot a man after he disobeyed the commands of officers who saw drugs in his car in downtown Orlando early Monday, according to the chief of police.
“The officers were doing a drug investigation, and basically the person— the suspect — made a quick movement to, as to retrieve a firearm, and the shooting happened,” Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith said during a news conference. “I know drugs were seen, and that’s why officers stopped and checked out the person.”
According to Smith, no firearm was found.
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The suspect was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigates the incident.
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