A Florida police officer shot down an officer in downtown St. Petersburg


Police and reports said a St. Petersburg policeman was shot and another was wounded in a dramatic video shot in front of a convenience store in a Florida city.

Cell phone recordings of the case show police officers exchanging fire with an invisible suspect – while a man’s voice is repeatedly shouting, “This is my brother, bro,” WFLA-TV reported.

The shots rang out at 4:17 p.m. on 18th South Avenue, and at least one other person – probably the suspect – was also shooting, the St. Petersburg Police Department said on Facebook.

Police initially reported that two officers were shot in the melee, but it was later clarified that two police officers were injured and one was shot.

The shot officer was hit in the lower body, WTSP-TV reported.

The officer and other casualties were transported to local hospitals.

No further details are currently available.