Deputy shoots, wounds carjacking suspect near Orlando

Posted at 10:51 AM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 10:51:00-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man suspected of carjacking following a brief, late-night police chase near Orlando.

The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports Orange County Sheriff's deputies spotted an orange Hummer on Sunday night than had apparently been stolen at gunpoint a short time earlier.

Authorities say the deputies followed the vehicle for about five miles until it stopped. A sheriff's office report says the deputy saw a man get out of the vehicle with a gun. The deputy says he feared for his life and fired, wounding the 19-year-old suspect.

The suspect was taken to a hospital in stable condition. He faces charges of armed carjacking, robbery with a firearm and eluding police.

Deputies say they recovered a gun.

An investigation continues.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel,