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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Deputies: Man shot in car after argument at hookah lounge

    Deputies: Man shot in car after argument at hookah lounge
    An argument inside King Tut's Lounge near Waterford Lakes early Saturday preceded a man's being shot nearby inside his car, officials said. The argument started just before 1 a.m. inside the Egyptian-themed hookah lounge at 448 S. Alafaya Trail,...
  • Suspect's stolen gun not loaded; cop fired 9 times, report says

    The suspect at the center of the deadly confrontation at Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando on Tuesday morning was armed with a stolen but unloaded handgun, according to an arrest report released Wednesday. And although Orlando police say the woman killed...
  • Neighbor helped talk barricaded gunman out of Pine Hills home

    Neighbor helped talk barricaded gunman out of Pine Hills home
    A 28-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after an hour long standoff with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, officials said. Deputies were attempting to arrest 28-year-old Leonon Davis who was a suspect in a kidnapping and sexual battery of a woman that...
  • Two charged in out-of-control party at apartment complex, deputies say

    Two charged in out-of-control party at apartment complex, deputies say
    Revelers scattered early Sunday after an officer crashed what he described as an "out-of-control" party at a University of Central Florida-area apartment complex. Two residents — 20-year-old Twanee Kaitlyn Ryan and 19-year-old Tatyana Jenae Johnson...
  • T'Sheria Dixon: Alert canceled for Orlando teen girl

    T'Sheria Dixon: Alert canceled for Orlando teen girl
    A missing-child alert has been canceled for a 16-year-old Orlando-area girl. T'Sheria Dixon was reunited with her family today, said Orlando police Sgt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry. "I don't have any specifics of the recovery," Quinn-Henry said in an email....
  • Orlando man arrested, accused of impersonating a deputy

    Orlando man arrested, accused of impersonating a deputy
    When Jose Ortiz walked into the Lakeview Inn and Suites on South Orange Blossom Trail Sunday afternoon, he said he was an Orange County deputy who was working on an investigation. But the staffers knew there was something strange about him. Ortiz, 49 of...
  • Drug suspect fatally shot in bust served in Air Force

    Drug suspect fatally shot in bust served in Air Force
    Following in his father's footsteps, Harrison Carter joined the U.S. Air Force as a young man. Then, after serving for eight years as a military firefighter, including stints in Iraq and Japan, Carter moved from his home in Brooklyn to his late father's...
  • Woman, Good Samaritan in critical condition after shooting south of downtown Orlando

    Woman, Good Samaritan in critical condition after shooting south of downtown Orlando
    Two people — a woman and a Good Samaritan who tried to help her — are in critical condition today after being shot during a possible robbery just south of downtown Orlando. The Orange County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as Lisa...
  • Friends, family gather to mourn Alexandria Chery

    Friends, family gather to mourn Alexandria Chery
    A banner hanging from a crowded pavilion at Orlando's Poppy Park Sunday afternoon showed a photograph of a beaming girl with arched eyebrows and cascading brown locks. It read: BringAlexHomeSafe.com. But family members said there would be no safe return...
  • Uncle: Missing teen's family finds out body is Alexandria Chery's

    Uncle: Missing teen's family finds out body is Alexandria Chery's
    The family of Alexandria Chery found out that the decomposed female body pulled from a wooded area near Osceola-Polk Line Road was that of the missing 16-year-old girl, her uncle says. The girl's uncle, Ray Joseph, posted the news on Instagram...
  • Orlando PD takes part in tactical exercises at Edgewater High

    Orlando PD takes part in tactical exercises at Edgewater High
    It’s every community’s worse nightmare: the explosion of violence at a local school, and lives tragically lost. The sometimes tense situation at Edgewater High School on Thursday was not an actual explosion of violence, but a large-scale...