Orlando, Florida (AP) — Orlando Police Chief John Mina announced Thursday that an officer who was shot in the shoulder during an early morning ambush on Friday was in critical condition.
Mina said the officer had been shot in a shootout with suspected gunman Omar Mateen during a traffic stop.
Mateen, 26, was killed during the shootout.
Mino said the suspect was killed when police entered the car where he was hiding.
Milleen was one of four officers who were killed in the ambush.
Mice were seen fleeing the scene and later found abandoned in a vacant lot in nearby Brighton Beach, Florida.
A small boat is pictured at the scene.
MaiNee Chik, who lives in the neighborhood, said she heard about the shooting while driving home from a job at Walmart on Wednesday night.
She said a man who lives nearby stopped her car and told her to get out of the car, and a woman told her the same thing.
She said she was shocked.
Mai said she had not seen a lot of activity in the area in the last few weeks.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that the suspect’s car was towed to a nearby Walmart, and that he was driving a white sedan.
Minsa said the wounded officer was transported to a local hospital and was in stable condition.
The suspect’s family was not immediately available for comment.
Minoa said police were still investigating the shooting and said officers were still trying to determine how the attack began.
Mia has said that Mateen’s father and brother were in the car with him when he was shot.
Mateen was the father of two young children, ages 4 and 2.
Maisa said he and his wife were in their home when they heard the shooting, and they saw a group of people fleeing the area.
Police have been searching for the other two people who were in that vehicle, and Mateen has been taken into custody.