Police: Man shot multiple times by officer during confrontation in Orlando

July 19, 2014, WFTV Channel 9 News, Orlando, Florida

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it is investigating after an Orlando police officer was forced to shoot a man multiple times.

Just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, an Orlando bicycle officer encountered the man in his vehicle in a parking garage at 2 South Orange Avenue and tried to pull him over.

However, police said that man did not want to cooperate and drove at the officer, forcing the officer to jump out of the way.

Investigators said the man, 22-year-old Ta'von Grayson, fled the scene. He was later confronted by five other Orlando police officers on West Amelia and Garland Avenue after he crashed into two vehicles and two police cruisers.

"I was sitting there, and all of a sudden, I heard a loud noise and I didn't know what it was," said witness Gerald Johnson.

Officers were able to detain Grayson at the intersection of Colonial Drive and Orange Avenue, but only after they were forced to fire, police said.

"Next thing I know, I heard gun shots like, 'Pow, pow, pow, pow!'" said Johnson.

WFTV found out Grayson was serving a one-year supervised probation sentence for a grand theft incident in 2012.  He is now at a local hospital with several gunshot wounds.

The five officers involved in the shooting were not injured, and they have been relieved of duty, pending the FDLE investigation.

Watch the video:  http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/suspect-shot-multiple-times-orlando-police/ngjPD/

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