Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Haines City

Crime scene

HAINES CITY, Fla. — An officer-involved shooting investigation is underway in Haines City on Friday evening, police said.


11 p.m. Update:

According to police, the shooting happened early Friday evening along U.S. Hwy 27 near Davenport.

Haines City Police Chief Greg Goreck said the incident started as a stolen vehicle.

Officers attempted to make a traffic stop around 7 p.m., when the suspect ran from officers/

Police said the pursuit reached speeds of 100 miles per hour and the suspect hit at least two vehicles.

Eventually a Haines City police officer shot at the suspect after he pulled a gun.

A second suspect was taken into custody police added.

Original Story

The Haines City Police Department is currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened on U.S. Hwy 27 near Interstate 4.

Police said the scene remains active, and we are working to gather all the details surrounding the incident.

Read: 11-year-old in custody following deadly Ocoee shooting, police say

Chief Greg Goreck wants to reassure the community that all officers involved are safe, and the suspects have been taken into custody.

According to a news release, police will release more information later this evening.

Read: ‘Very serious criminal allegations’: Sheriff Mina says after deputy arrested on child porn charges

Channel 9 News will provide updates when they become available.

Click here to download our free news, weather and smart TV apps. And click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Comments on this article