Woman shot by Winter Park police officer hospitalized

By: Chip Skambis

Updated:

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A woman is in the hospital after being shot by a Winter Park police officer in Orwin Manor Sunday morning, officers said.

Winter Park police responded to a report from a man that his girlfriend was trying to harm herself around 8 a.m. near the intersection of Harmon and Wisconsin avenues, police said.

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Officers found a woman with a gun in a home near the intersection and tried to speak with her, police said.

Photos: Woman shot by Winter Park police officer hospitalized

Officers said that during the exchange, police fired on the woman, hitting her.

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The woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound that is not life-threatening, police said.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken over the investigation, as is standard for officer-involved shootings.

 

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