While trying to arrest the suspect, gunfire was exchanged and the officer was shot. Officers arrived at the apartment complex, which is located near the Universal Orlando theme park, late on June 10 after a woman said she had been battered by the suspect, whom she described as her boyfriend, police said.
Police officers in Florida responding to an overnight domestic dispute were met with gunfire that seriously wounded an officer before the gunman barricaded himself in an apartment with four young children. He added that the children may have been the suspect's children. Loyd is scheduled to go on trial in September.
"Our main concern right now is the safety of the children in that apartment", Mina said.
They tweeted that at 11:45 p.m., police responded to a domestic violence call at the complex.
Gonzales is facing multiple charges for grand theft, criminal mischief and resisting an officer. "Hopefully he peacefully surrenders", Mina said.
Officials said Gonzales refused to get out of the vehicle, so the SWAT team was called to remove Gonzales from the vehicle.
Florida gunman shoots officer, holds 4 kids hostage during standoff
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.
SWAT was at the scene negotiating with the suspect early Monday morning. When the woman looked out her door, she told FOX35 she saw officers helping their injured partner into a police car. Pop. Pop. Pop, " Pepper said. Officers appeared to be putting bandages around his neck. Then, the put him in a patrol car and sped away.
"Hell, yes, I was absolutely terrified, '" Pepper reportedly told the paper. They were later taken to a nearby hotel.
At Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orange County corrections employee Thomas Newmann sat in the back of a black pickup truck with a waving Thin Blue Line flag in support of police.
The standoff also disrupted the routines of residents who lived in neighboring apartment communities.
Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.
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