ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A man is in custody after police say he fired a gun outside the Greyhound bus station in Orlando. Orlando Police say they have arrested 26-year-old Pierre Michael Louis-Jacques in connection with this shooting.
Officers arrived to the Greyhound bus station on John Young Parkway a little after 3 p.m. No one injured, but an officer spotted the suspect leaving the area. After a short foot pursuit, Louis-Jacques was apprehended. The officer who took Louis-Jacques down said the suspect pulled out his gun and pointed it at him.
"Our officer could have gotten seriously injured, but he made that quick decision and thought it was more important to take this guy into custody who had just fired shots who was armed with a handgun as well," said Orlando Police Chief John Mina. Thankfully, Chief Mina said Louis-Jacques was wrestled to the ground and drop the weapon.
"It's very dangerous for our officers and they have to make those quick decisions," said Chief Mina. "Many times, things do escalate fast. These are very dynamic things, and our officers have to make those split second decisions. They happen in the blink of an eye."
Mina said, more often, his officers are having to make quick decisions. "Our officers are out there risking their lives for the safety of this community," he said. "We don't take the use of deadly force lightly. It's very serious. No officer ever wants to pull their trigger and fire their gun at another human being."