MIRAMAR, Florida – News helicopter video captured a Florida UPS driver shot during an exchange of gunfire between two armed robbery suspects and 19 law enforcement officers from five different agencies in Miramar, Florida.
27-year-old Frank Ordonez had worked for UPS for five years but just completed the training to be able to drive alone, CBS Miami reported.
The events started to unfold when the suspects exchanged gunfire with the owner at Regents Jewelers on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, Florida around 4 p.m. on Thursday, according to NBC 6.
On Friday, the FBI identified the robbery suspects as 41-year-old Lamar Alexander and 41-year-old Ronnie Jerome Hill.
The suspects then fled and hijacked a nearby UPS truck with Ordonez inside and headed north on I-75 into Broward County with law enforcement in pursuit.
The UPS truck eventually became stuck in traffic at the intersection of Miramar Parkway and Flamingo Road around 5:30 p.m.
That’s when the suspects opened fire on police while surrounded by dozens of vehicles occupied by innocent bystanders.
19 law enforcement officers from five different agencies returned fire, ultimately killing the suspects.
Ordonez and another innocent bystander, an Uber driver, were killed during the exchange.
FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro would not say during a press conference whether Ordonez and the Uber driver were killed by suspects or by law enforcement.
News helicopter video of the Miramar shootout shows the UPS driver and one of the suspects being shot and eventually falling out of the passenger side of the UPS truck.