ORLANDO, Fla. — Bodycam video captured the moment Orlando police officers suddenly came under fire from three suspects, according to reports.
The unnamed officers were able to quickly identify the apparent ambush threat and respond Tuesday, about 1 p.m. at Jacobs Place and S. Lakeland Avenue.
Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said during a Tuesday press conference that three suspects on a sidewalk were approached by the officers. Suddenly, shots rang out and multiple rounds struck the officer’s vehicle as they returned fire, FOX 35 Orlando reported.
“We are very fortunate not to be speaking about an officer-involved shooting where we may have lost one of our officers in this incident,” the chief said. “We’re kind of puzzled as to how this happened. Again, the officers simply pulled up, as they tried to make contact, before they could get out of their car, there are shots that went into that vehicle that they were in.”
Rolon did not specify why the officers intended to make contact with the suspects who proved to be armed combatants.
ORLANDO POLICE BODYCAM VIDEO
All three suspects have been taken into custody. They have been charged with attempted first degree murder on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm.
They have been identified as Jameon Brown, 22, Michael Collins, 19, and Travis Weston, 17, Fox News reported.
Weston was wounded in the leg during the gun battle and taken to a local hospital. Brown was arrested a short time later at an undisclosed location nearby. He reportedly suffered an injury to his arm and received treatment from the Orlando Fire Department before being booked. Collins was arrested the following day.
Neither officer was injured during the shooting. It was unclear if police recovered firearms used by the suspects.