The Orlando police officer who was shot and seriously wounded while responding to a domestic violence call at an Orlando apartment complex is currently in critical condition.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Officer Kevin Valencia's doctors, the police chief, and his wife spoke to the media about his condition.
Officer Valencia was shot in the head by Gary Lindsey as he was responding to a domestic violence call at the Westbrook Apartment complex near Universal late Sunday. Lindsey then barricaded himself in the apartment with four children. Nearly 21 hours later, police made entry into the apartment to find Lindsey and the four children dead.
Officer Valencia is currently in a coma, in critical condition and he has a "long road ahead for recovery," according to his doctors.
If you’d like to support the family of Officer Kevin Valencia, who was shot and seriously wounded, here is a fund set up by @FOP25
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Kevin's wife Megan struggled to speak through tears as she spoke about her husband's condition. She thanked her "police family" supporting her and protecting her as she asked for prayers to bring her husband back to her.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Officer Valencia's family with short and long-term expenses while he fights to recover. Click here to donate.