• Police officer shoots armed person in Winter Park

    By: Jason Kelly


    WINTER PARK, Fla. - An officer shot a person armed with a gun Wednesday evening near Mead Botanical Garden, the Winter Park Police Department said.

    Police said they were called at about 9:15 p.m. to a disturbance on Mead Avenue near Orange and South Orlando avenues. They didn't provide details of the disturbance.

    Residents said they called 911 after hearing shouting coming from a home where a couple has lived for less than one year.

    The person who was shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries, investigators said.

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    The officer was uninjured.

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure.

    Channel 9 spent much of Thursday pressing police for more details.

    A man who said he's the injured person's cousin told Channel 9 his cousin is recovering at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He said there had been a miscommunication between his cousin and police, but he didn't elaborate on it.

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