ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Two people are in custody after a Seminole County deputy was shot in the leg by a fleeing suspect at State Road 436 and Aloma Avenue in Orange County Thursday afternoon.
Another person, a man, was shot several times and was taken to ORMC, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office.
S.R. 436 and Aloma Avenue are closed in that area.
Officials said Deputy Sheriff Brian Mahan is going to be OK and has already been treated and released from Florida Hospital Altamonte.
One of the suspects in custody was shot by a second deputy returning fire, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post:
We are grateful that Deputy Sheriff Brian Mahan is in good condition today after being shot in the ankle during an incident. This afternoon at approximately 2:30 pm, Deputy Mahan was one of multiple investigators conducting a burglary operation in the East Altamonte area when they attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle with a male and female inside. The vehicle fled for several miles, rammed two vehicles (including an unmarked Sheriff's Office vehicle), then proceeded to the intersection of 436/Semoran and Aloma where it crashed into other cars. The two suspects exited the vehicle and the male suspect shot at Deputy Mahan, wounding him. A second investigator returned fire, injuring the male suspect. Both suspects were taken into custody and face a variety of charges. During the course of the incident, several other motorists were hit by the fleeing suspects and received minor injuries. We will provide additional information as it becomes available and we ask the community to join us in wishing Deputy Mahan a speedy recovery.
SR-436 AND ALOMA AVE ARE CLOSED IN ALL DIRECTIONS DUE TO POLICE ACTIVITY. MOTORISTS SHOULD SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES.— FL511 Central (@fl511_central) October 1, 2015
North and South bound SR 436/Semoran closed at Aloma for next 4 to 5 hours due to incident. Avoid area. Heavy delays.— Seminole County S.O. (@SeminoleSO) October 1, 2015
Grateful that our deputy has non life threatening injuries. 2 suspects in custody, at least one shot by 2nd deputy returning fire.— Seminole County S.O. (@SeminoleSO) October 1, 2015