Cop Watch

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Officer Shoots Man During Traffic Stop

LAKELAND - A police officer, cleared three years ago in the shooting death of a 21-year- old Lakeland man, was involved Tuesday in the shooting of a motorist near Interstate 4.

When Officers Doug Brown and Cy Gleaton walked toward the car, it lunged forward, Gillen said.

Brown opened fire, and the driver was hit at least once in the chest, Gillen said.