06/04/2010

Manhunt underway for man who shot Fla. cop

Officer Brandon Worrall of the Sanford (Fla.) PD is is recovering at local hospital

SANFORD, Fla. — According to a report from WFTV-TV in Florida, a manhunt remains ongoing in the aftermath of a shooting that left one Sanford officer injured but “in good condition” in an area hospital. Officer Brandon Worrall — who had joined Sanford PD only six months ago — had responded to a call in an apartment complex that “a suspicious guy” had been “wandering around the complex.” Officer Worrall approached the subject, and according to reports was almost immediately shot. He was reportedly struck twice, with one shot to his shoulder and a second that apparently broke a rib and bruised one of his lungs.

The suspect then fled into dense woods, and discarded the gun, which was later found by officers investigating the scene.

Sanford Police Chief Brian Tooley told WFTV-TV, “All things considered, he seems to be doing OK. He's got some injuries, but he's in good condition.”

Officer Worrall has given a description of the gunman and an account of the incident to investigators from his hospital bed, and because the suspect is thought to still be in the area, cops there are confident he will be apprehended.

Read more on the WFTV-TV website.

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