Friday, October 2, 2015

The full video of yesterday's shootout in Winter Park is absolutely terrifying

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 12:17 PM

  • Screengrab via LiveLeak

A video of yesterday's shootout in Winter Park, involving two burglary suspects and Seminole County Sheriffs deputies, was recently released. 

The video, which was uploaded to LiveLeak on Oct.1, was shot with a cellphone by an unidentified civilian stuck in traffic at the intersection of Semoran Boulevard and Aloma Avenue. 

"Oh my god, they're shooting everybody!" he yells at the beginning of the video. Officers can then be seen running through traffic with their guns out, while shots are heard in the background.

Though the video isn't necessarily that graphic, it's still a sobering reminder of how terrifying a police shootout actually is. This is real life. Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" is playing on the radio while people are getting shot at one of the busiest intersections in the Orlando area. 

You can watch the full video below. 

According to WKMG, Seminole County Sheriffs deputies attempted to pull over a suspicious vehicle that matched the description of a car involved in a series of burglaries in Altamonte Springs.

The suspects then sped off, ramming two vehicles, including an unmarked patrol car and eventually crashing into several cars at the intersection of Semoran Boulevard and Aloma Avenue at approximately 2:50 p.m. 

One of the suspects, 21-year-old Christian Joy, suffered multiple gun shot wounds after exchanging fire with Seminole County Sheriffs deputies. Seminole County Deputy Brian Mahan was shot in the ankle and released early Thursday evening from Florida Hospital Altamonte.

Both suspects are in custody and facing a variety of charges, including the attempted murder of a deputy, says the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. 

Joy is currently in critical condition at Orlando Regional Medical center. The other suspect, whose name was not released, was treated for minor injuries.   

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