ORLANDO - Orlando Police have arrested two suspects after a police officer was shot during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning, WFTV reports.
Police tell WFTV that Demetrius Patterson had a 7-year-old girl in his car when he was arrested. The other suspect, whose name has not been released, was found in a wooded area.
Officials say two men, described as two black males, got out of their vehicle and shot Officer Jason Hajek at least twice in the stomach at an Orlando intersection.
Hajek, 24, was able to shoot back at the two male suspects before they fled on foot. The officer was able to call for help and give a description of the suspects to dispatch.
The officer underwent surgery after he was shot in the stomach at least twice. Police officers say he’s expected to be okay.
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