Suspect hit pedestrian while fleeing through funeral home parking lot in stolen car, sheriff’s officials say
Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for a suspect who stole a car and hit a pedestrian Wednesday night in an Apopka funeral parking lot while fleeing deputies, according to OCSO.
Deputies attempted to apprehend two occupants in a reportedly stolen vehicle at 7 p.m. in a Griffin’s General Store parking lot at 262 Michael Gladden Blvd., said OCSO watch commander Lt. Rob Branch.
One occupant, an unnamed juvenile, attempted to flee the vehicle on foot, but was apprehended after a quick foot chase, Branch said.
The juvenile had five outstanding felony warrants and faces an additional charge of resisting without violence from the incident, Branch said.
The driver attempted to flee the scene by driving over curbs and through the parking lot of Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Branch said.
The driver hit a pedestrian and an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot, according to Branch.
The driver abandoned the vehicle, fled the scene on foot and remains at large, Branch said.
The wounded pedestrian was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for injuries to the their leg and hip. No update was provided on their status, Branch said.
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