Officer killed in Orlando, suspect at large
ORLANDO - An Orlando police officer who was gunned down while on duty has died.
Orlando police announced the officer's death on its official Twitter account Monday morning. The shooting happened near a Walmart store in Orlando earlier Monday morning.
The tweet said, "One of our own was taken in the line of duty. There are no words."
The Orlando Police Department family is heartbroken today. One of our own was taken in the line of duty. There are no words. pic.twitter.com/M48o1nnr4h— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 9, 2017
With the Twitter post was a video of the officer's body being taken out of the hospital to a waiting van in a flag-covered stretcher.
Police tell news outlets that suspect Markeith Loyd is still on the run. A massive manhunt is underway and several schools are in lockdown mode.
Police have asked anyone with information to contact authorities.
A news conference is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
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