Video of Officer William Anderson during his traffic stop. Thank you to the citizen that blocked Officer Anderson’s body as he laid in the road after he was run over. His actions prevented Officer Anderson from being struck by another vehicle. Officer Anderson remains hospitalized from his injuries.
I received confirmation, the vehicle involved in the shooting this morning was recovered at 1859 Lake Pearl Drive. The vehicle was found burned and the windshield shattered. Suspects are still at large. I have not received the dash camera video of the incident yet. Will most likely be sent tomorrow.
The Officer involved in the shooting this morning on Kirkman Road is Officer William Anderson. He has been with the department since 2007 and is currently assigned to North Patrol day shift.
Incident: On July 13, 2015, at approximately 2:43a.m. an Orlando Police Officer was working extra duty at the McDonald’s located at 5400 S. Kirkman Road. The officer conducted a traffic stop at Kirkman Road and Vineland Street on a silver four door vehicle. As the officer approached the vehicle, the passenger door opened and the passenger fled on foot. The officer attempted to stop the passenger by moving around the vehicle. As the officer moved, the driver accelerated towards the officer and ran the officer over. After striking the officer, the driver continued to flee the scene without stopping. The officer did fire his weapon. The driver and passenger are both still at large. We do not have any suspect description.
The officer is in stable condition. The entire incident was caught on the officer’s dash camera and will be released at a later time.
Anyone with information or witness this incident, please call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and receive a cash reward.