UPDATE: The officer has died.

PINE HILLS, Florida- According to a witness at the scene, a female Orlando police officer was shot numerous times by a man wearing a security uniform, WFTV is reporting.

Dozens of police vehicles descended on the area around the intersection of Pine Hills Road and North Lane, just south of Royal Oaks and Pineview apartments on a report of an officer-involved shooting Monday.

“(The shooter) was an average looking dude, he walked by me, had a security vest and everything,” witness James Herman told Channel 9. “I was walking down the sidewalk, right past the officer, and I heard her tell him to stop, or whatever, and he shot her. He shot her down.

“He took off running. It’s unreal.”

He said the man continued to shoot behind him as he was running from the scene.


The officer was hit nine times, a witness said.

Her heart stopped as she was being taken by ambulance to the hospital, but paramedics were able to revive her, the Orlando Fire Department said.

She was taken to the hospital, but officials did not immediately release her condition.

putting bags into the trunk of her vehicle when she was approached by another shopper, Herman said.

“The customer walked up to her and said that someone they were looking for, wanted, was in the store in the line to check out,” he said. “She went in there, I guess, to confront him. As she was going back to Walmart, he was coming out, and he shot her.”

He said the gunman fired at least 12 gunshots.

Orlando police appeared to be responding to more than one scene in the immediate area.

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