Thursday, September 29, 2005

A Fatal Melee Caught on Camera

This is disturbing and powerful stuff, we want to warn you. The Orlando Sentinel has obtained photos of Central Florida officer Mario Jenkins holding a gun to someone's head and then tumbling to the ground with tailgaters moments before his death. Jenkins, 27, was working an undercover operation aimed at stopping illegal drinking before Central Florida's game against Marshall. He was shot and killed by a reserve officer for the Orlando Police Department. Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi is calling it "the worst tragedy in Orlando sports history," and it's incredible more people were not hurt. The dramatic photos were taken by a Central Florida graduate who asked that her name not be revealed and first published by the student newspaper, the Central Florida Future.

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