Sunday, September 25, 2005

Fla. College Police Officer Fatally Shot

ORLANDO, Fla. : A university police officer working with the state to curb underage drinking was shot to death by an Orlando police officer outside the Citrus Bowl Saturday as fans were arriving for a football game, authorities said.
Mario Jenkins, a canine officer working with Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco agents, was killed, said University of Central Florida Police Sgt. Troy Williamson.
Williamson said Jenkins was wearing street clothes. He would not talk about the circumstances of the shooting."You've got about 50 police officers and beverage agents who are in complete shock at this point," Williamson said.
Witnesses told the Orlando Sentinel that the incident started when an undercover officer tried to break up a tailgate party. When he encountered resistance, they said, he fired three shots into the air. An Orlando Police officer saw the man with the gun and shot him several times, the newspaper said.
Authorities believed a third person was involved, said Barbara Jones, spokeswoman for the Orlando Police Department. Jones refused to say whether the person was injured.The shooting occurred before a game between University of Central Florida and Marshall University, which UCF won."It's pretty freaky. You don't think you would see this at a UCF game," junior Nicole Jorgensen, 22, of Melbourne.


Blogger jane*all*the*way said...

oh my gosh....this is so awfull. can you tell me please when the services are or if they have already happened? i went to school with mario in tarpon springs....we were part of the same click and hung out on a regular basis. the word has just started to pass through tarpon springs and may of us are in shock. i heard mr and mrs jenkins are still in orlando. please, if anyone knows anything, let me know... my email is

5:44 PM  
Blogger cyouincourt007 said...

10-4 I will find out and let ya know ....anyone else who knows feel free to let the rest of us know too thanks ......

2:44 PM  

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