Tampa police investigate officer involved shooting

Posted at 6:48 AM, Aug 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 06:00:38-04

8:30AM UPDATE | Daniel Olinger, 68, was shot in an officer-involved shooting in east Tampa early Sunday, authorities said. 

Tampa police are investigating the officer-involved shooting that resulted in Olinger being treated at Tampa General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

No officers were injured.

The incident began when neighbor called in a complaint about what appeared to be two men trespassing at a vacant house at 3416 E. 9th Ave. in Tampa, the Tampa Police Department said. 

Two police officers responded and made contact with two men toward the back of the house. The house and yard were completely dark at the time. 

One of the men who was at the house got into altercation with one of the officers. Fearing for his life, the officer fired his weapon. A bullet struck the man.

Olinger's medical condition is unknown at this time, authorities said. 

The officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. The second officer on the scene did not fire his service revolver. 

The other man at the house also was uninjured. 

The investigation is ongoing.


ORIGINAL STORY | Tampa police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting on 35th Avenue North, officials said. 

A 68-year-old man was shot and taken an area hospital for treatment, Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty said.  

Two police officers who were on the scene at the time of the shooting were uninjured.

According to police, the incident occurred about 5:18 a.m.

Two Tampa police officers responded to a call about squatters in a house in the area of Ninth Avenue and 35th Street North. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they walked behind the house, where the officers were attacked, Hegarty said. No information was released on how the attack occurred.

One officer opened fire. No information was given about how many shots were fired. 

Neither officer was injured. Their names also were not released.

Two people were found in the house: the wounded 68-year-old man and another unidentified person who was taken into custody and placed in a patrol car.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC Action News for updates.