Ocoee police officer shoots at oncoming vehicle as that driver was fleeing traffic stop

OCOEE, Fla. — An Ocoee police officer shot at an oncoming vehicle as its driver was fleeing a traffic stop Tuesday morning in Orange County’s Hiawassee neighborhood, the Ocoee Police Department said.


Acting Police Chief Vincent Ogburn said during a news conference that an officer was initially trying to stop a speeding driver on Clarcona Ocoee Road, but the driver turned into a subdivision near Crooked Lake Trail and North Hiawassee Road.

He said the driver later turned around and began driving toward the officer’s pickup truck head on, so the officer fired at the vehicle through the pickup truck’s windshield.

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Ogburn said the driver fled from the scene and has not been found. He said the vehicle is silver and could have bullet holes.

The officer was uninjured in the shooting.

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Investigators are canvassing the neighborhood to see if there are any nearby surveillance cameras that might have recorded the shooting.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.