This weekend, Orlando Police Department East Patrol officers responded to S. Semoran Blvd. and Lee Vista Blvd. in reference to a shooting and armed robbery at 2:30pm.
According to the OPD, the male victim was a passenger in a car that was rear-ended by an SUV on S. Semoran Blvd. After both vehicles pulled over to the side of the road, the victim got out to speak with the driver. At that point, a male suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and took his backpack which led to an argument and struggle.
Local police said the suspect pulled out a firearm and shot the victim before getting back in his SUV with the backpack and taking off.
The victim was able to run to the parking lot of a nearby restaurant where responding officers found him and were able to apply a tourniquet to his injuries. He was taken to an Orlando area hospital.
There is no additional suspect information at this time. According to police, it’s believed he was driving a gold, older-model Nissan Murano.
This is still an ongoing investigation, and Orlando police are asking the public if they have any additional information on this case to contact OPD at 321-235-5300 or Crimeline Florida anonymously at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).