Two police officers injured in shooting in Orlando, they stopped a vehicle suspected of being involved in a murder Friday night in Orlando, Florida, police said.
Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith said at a press conference that the suspected shooter died Saturday morning in a shootout with SWAT officers at a hotel.
The incident started around 11pm. The local time police pulled over a wanted vehicle in connection with the Miami murders, Smith said. Authorities said the suspect shot and beat two police officers outside the vehicle during a traffic stop before fleeing in another vehicle.
After a “extensive search,” police located the suspect at the Holiday Inn at 6 a.m. on Saturday, according to Smith. The man holed himself in a room after the hotel was successfully evacuated, according to Smith.
Police have identified the suspect
According to Smith, “many attempts were made to force the suspect to surrender safely.”
Shortly before 9 a.m., the suspect opened fire on the SWAT operatives “multiple times,” Smith said. Officers fought back and beat the suspect to death, Smith said.
Police have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Dayton Viel.
A police officers injured in shooting during a traffic stop was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Orlando health officials said Saturday they are expected to make a full recovery from their injuries.
“Our police officers are lucky to be alive and please continue to pray for them,” Mr Smith said.
Your superior called the incident a tragedy for the department.
Because he doesn’t want to go back to prison, some guy would act in such a foolish manner, according to Mr. Smith. “We won’t stand for it. We’ll keep up the fight against crime and maintain community safety.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a statement on social media, He thanked law enforcement officials for confirming that they were no longer a threat to the community.