Arrest made in incident involving OPD officer run over by car

An arrest has been made in an incident involving an Orlando police officer who was run over by a car early Monday morning during a traffic stop.  

Edward Earl Kelty, 17, is charged with attempted second-degree murder on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence. Kelty is expected to be transferred to the Juvenile Assessment Center after he is released from the hospital.  

Detectives have also identified two other people in the vehicle but say their involvement in this case is under investigation.

Officer William Anderson, an eight-year veteran with the Orlando Police Department, remains in stable condition at a hospital.  Video of the incident was recorded on a dashboard camera inside the off-duty officer's patrol car and released on Tuesday.

According to investigators, Officer Anderson picked up an extra security detail at a McDonald's restaurant near the intersection of South Kirkman and Vineland roads.  Around 2:45 a.m., he attempted a traffic stop on a silver, four-door car.

Police haven't said what that traffic stop was about, but as the officer approached the car, one occupant fled.   As Officer Anderson tried to stop that person, investigators say the driver accelerated and slammed into Anderson.  Four hours later, investigators found the suspects' car on Lake Pearl Drive in Gotha.  The car had been abandoned and set on fire.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Orlando Police Chief John Mina confirmed to FOX 35 that two women came to police headquarters to file an excessive force complaint against Officer Anderson, on behalf of at least one of the occupants believed to have been inside the silver car at the time of the incident.

Officials say Officer Anderson is expected to recover.

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