• Suspect shot, killed by OPD officers in 2nd police-involved shooting in 24-hours


    ORLANDO, Fla. - State investigators are working to sort out the second of two officer-involved shootings that happened in Orlando less than 24 hours apart.

    Authorities said both shootings involved drug complaints in areas off Orange Blossom Trail. The first shooting happened Tuesday night and second happened five miles away on Wednesday night.

    In Wednesday’s shooting, Karvis Jabbar Gamble, 19, was shot and Cordaryl Leonjermane Wilson, 25, was injured on Arlington Street and Orange Blossom Trail.

    WFTV was the only station to talk with the father of a teen who was killed Wednesday night: Karvas Gamble Sr. said his son did nothing wrong, and he wants to prove it.

    Gamble’s other son called his father and said he was OK, said, “They murdered my brother for nothing.”

    Both teens had been at a rap studio at a building on Arlington Street, Gamble said.

    “He did enjoy rapping and dancing and that's where he was. That was a rap studio. He was cleaning up,” said Gamble.

    “You take them from a baby up to adult and they are here one minute, gone the next, and all you want is some sort of closure," said Gamble's grandmother, Susie Gamble Atkins.

    According to police, members of the drug enforcement team went to the home to investigate a drug-related complaint about 6:30 p.m.

    A police spokesman said officers knocked at the door of the house and one man stepped outside.

    "At the same time, while the door was open, a subject sitting inside the front room immediately reached for a handgun, pulled it up and started pointing it at the officers that were standing in the doorway," said Sgt. Jim Young of the Orlando Police Department.

    According to police, a second man in the house came from a back room and refused orders by police to stop.

    "He began to reach into his waistband. The officers felt threatened and an officer fired at him," said Young.

    Police said three others who were in the house are being questioned.

    Investigators said they found three guns, two of which had been reported stolen, and illegal drugs inside the home.

    So far, authorities said Wilson is the only one to be facing charges. He has been charged with possession and resisting arrest without violence.

    The investigation has been turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement with police only saying that this is an ongoing investigation.

    In the Tuesday night officer-involved shooting, a man pulled out a gun and began firing at police officers responding to drug complaints in the Rosemont area of Orlando, authorities said.

    Officers returned fire, hitting the man.

    Two men are in custody in that incident.

    Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney said the events of Tuesday and Wednesday were "very disappointing."

    "The message is clear, though. If anyone pulls a gun on an Orlando police officer, we are trained to shoot back, which we did tonight," said Rooney.

    No police officers were injured in either Tuesday's or Wednesday's shootings.

    Rooney said that Orlando typically has six officer-involved shootings in a year's time.

    Police said the two officers are on paid administrative leave, which is standard after a police-involved shooting.

    The Florida Department of Investigation will investigate the shootings.

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