Chief says 1 officer eliminated, 1 injured in central Florida

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017|10:30 p.m.

Cops say one police officer was shot and killed and another was seriously injured by shooting while examining suspicious people in central Florida. 3 suspects are in custody and a fourth is being sought.

Kissimmee Authorities Chief Jeff O’Dell stated at a press conference early Saturday early morning that officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter were inspecting individuals in an area of Kissimmee known for drug activity when they were shot. They did not have a chance to return fire.

O’Dell states Baxter passed away later in a health center, and Howard was in severe condition.

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