Fla. police officer shot, suspects at large

Jason Hajek, 25, was pulling a vehicle over for reckless driving when two men exited the vehicle and fired, then fled


By Jerriann Sullivan
Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando Police Department Officer was shot early Tuesday morning, Sgt Jim Young said.

Police are still searching for two suspects they say shot at the officer around 2:30 a.m. this morning near Bruton Blvd and Roseboro St.

Jason Hajek, 25, was attempting to pull the vehicle over for reckless driving, but when the vehicle stopped two men jumped from the vehicle, fired shots at Hajek then fled the scene, Young said.

Hajek, who has been with OPD for about a year and a half, was hit at least once right below his protective vest and may have been hit in a second time in his leg, police said.

He was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center and is expected to survive, police said.

Police have shut down several roads in the area while they search for the two suspects.

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