• Police: Officers open fire as suspect tries to run them over in downtown Orlando parking garage


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police opened fire in a downtown parking garage early Monday morning when police said a man tried to run over them with his car.

    Investigators said Derrick Lattimore was being sought on an aggravated assault with a firearm charge that happened in another part of the city.

    Investigators got a tip that Lattimore was headed to the City View apartments on West Church Street, so they went to the garage there and spotted him. That's when the suspect tried to run the officers over, authorities said.

    Police said three officers discharged their firearms, but none struck Lattimore.

    Police said Lattimore made his way down from the fifth floor and almost made it out of the garage but was stopped by a third officer who also opened fire.

    The officers weren't injured and were able to apprehend the suspect, who is now facing additional charges.

    The three officers involved are on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol.

    "When someone choses to use a vehicle and use it as a weapon against officers, that makes it a deadly force situation," said Roger Brennan of the Orlando Police Department. "In a parking garage, you have limited opportunity to protect yourself. Other cars, pillars, structures are in the way."

    Channel 9 learned Lattimore has faced several charges in Orange County, including battery, burglary and stalking.

    He's facing aggravated assault with a firearm in Monday morning's domestic violence incident and other charges are pending because of his alleged run-in with police.

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