Teen shot, killed by Orlando police identified; 2nd culprit on loose
Gunmen were shooting at robbery victim, police say
Orlando police shot and killed a suspected robber in a firefight at an apartment complex, and officers continue to search for a second gunman.
Omarri I. Williams, 17, died in the shooting, which happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Camden Apartments off Lake Margaret Drive.
When officers responded to a robbery call at the apartment complex, they witnessed and heard shots being fired at the robbery victim by two gunmen, Orlando police Sgt. Vince Ogburn told Local 6.
Ogburn said officers returned fire, striking and killing Williams. The other culprit is still on the loose.
Williams' mother, Cheryl McCain, told Local 6 the police must have made a mistake and that her son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"Why do they have to kill my baby if he was in the wrong?" McCain said. "Shoot him in the leg. If you pulled up and saw him shooting at a victim how do you know that the victim wasn't shooting back?
Let's see...in the video, she admits that her son liked to use drugs and carried a gun, but she didn't believe that he'd ever point his gun at the police, and even if he did, the police shout have just shot him in the leg because the guy that he and his thug pal were chasing and trying to kill might have been trying to defend himself.