Orlando police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting near downtown

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened in downtown Orlando on Wednesday evening, police said.



The Orlando Police Department identified the man who was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting.

Police said Thursday that Michael David Dennis was the suspect who was shot by an officer.

No other new details were released by law enforcement.

Channel 9 is looking into Dennis’ records and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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During a press conference, Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith said officers stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Lucerne Circle around 5:55 p.m.

The male driver, who was alone in the car, had a warrant out for his arrest on charges of attempted murder and aggravated stalking.

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Smith said that as officers exited their patrol vehicle the suspect pulled out a handgun and “fired a round” and officers fired back multiple times.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

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According to Smith, the warrant was issued last week by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

No other details on the suspect or the officer have been released at this time.

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The officer who returned fire is on administrative leave.

OPD will conduct its own investigation once the FDLE investigation is complete.

Channel 9 will bring you the latest updates on this shooting.

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