UPDATE: Suspect Killed In Tuesday Shooting Identified, Officer Shot Still In Stable Condition
By Space Coast Daily // February 28, 2017
Suspect ID'd as 20-year-old Christopher Redding
ABOVE VIDEO: An Orange County deputy was shot on Tuesday near an apartment complex in Orlando. According to authorities the deputy was shot near the Savannah at Park Central apartment complex.
**UPDATE** ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA – Authorities have identified the suspect killed in Tuesday’s shootout with police as 20-year-old Christopher Redding Jr.
An Orange County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was shot by convicted felon, Redding Jr., while serving a warrant.
ORANGE COUNTY (FOX 35) – An Orange County deputy was shot on Tuesday near an apartment complex in Orlando. According to authorities the deputy was shot near the Savannah at Park Central apartment complex. At 1:20 p.m. the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted the officer was in stable condition.
According to Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Sgt. Richard Stelter was shot on the scene by the suspect. Upon firing, authorities returned fire mortally wounding the suspect. “According to an eye witness, the actions taken by the deputy was appropriate,” Demings said.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to OCSO, Sgt. Stelter suffered multiple gunshot wounds, mostly to his upper extremities, but he is expected to be okay. Demings also said Sgt. Stelter has a wife and 3 children.
In addition, a female victim was also shot, but she too is expected to be okay according to Sheriff Demings.
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