The officer, who
was not identified, was expected to survive, Tampa police said
in a statement.
The shootings followed a 911 call to police from a witness who
was following two people in two cars who had been involved in an
An exchange of gunfire took place as officers arrived at a hotel
parking lot where the cars had been driven, according to the
One officer and the two suspects were all shot. One suspect died
on the scene and the other was being treated at a hospital.
It was not yet known who fired the shots that struck the officer
and the two suspects, but detectives were investigating the gun
fire exchange and the timeline of events. The identities of the
suspects were not available.
(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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