Two police officers sustained serious injuries after shooting during a traffic stop in Orlando Friday night, according to a police report.
Orlando Police Department officers reportedly stopped a vehicle around 11 p.m. Friday, when they were investigating a homicide in Miami, when the suspect in the car began shooting at them.
Orlando Police Chief, Eric Smith, told a news conference that both officers were taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Smith also reported that the police pursued the stolen vehicle but were unable to catch it, so the search for the suspect is still ongoing.
According to information from the Orlando Police Department’s Twitter account, they are on the lookout for two suspects.
Media briefing from Chief Smith regarding the officer involved shooting. Two of our officers are critically injured. Suspects have not been captured at this time. Updates to follow. https://t.co/eBz2oiSFWB pic.twitter.com/QMhnSnSrFx
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) August 5, 2023
“This is a sad day for our department,” Smith said during a press conference early Saturday morning. “For the suspects, we will find them and they will be brought to justice.”
With information from CBS News