Orlando police officers opened fire on a man during a traffic stop in downtown Orlando late Tuesday night, according to investigators.
Officers responded to an incident involving a stolen vehicle at around 11 p.m. Tuesday on Jefferson Street, Orlando police said.
Police said a woman was driving a car that was reported stolen with another man in the vehicle. When they wouldn't abide by the officer's orders and pull over, police had to conduct a tactical maneuver in order to stop the car.
The passenger got out of the car with some sort of firearm, according to police. Officers were forced to shoot the man when he refused to comply with their orders to put down his firearm down, Orlando police said.
The man was taken to the hospital for treatment and no officers were hurt.
Witnesses told Local 6 the man who was shot was in his 20s or 30s.
"I heard gunshots and at the same time my sister asked me where my little brother is at," said witness Darnell Anderson. "It was a shootout you know, we heard shots, bang bang."
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now investigating. The officers who fired shots are now on administrative leave during the investigation.
Watch Local 6 for more on this developing story.