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Injured Orange City Officer Will Lose Eye

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an Orange City police
officer who was injured when a suicidal gunman shot up his cruiser
will lose his left eye.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reports that Officer Sherif El-Shami went to check on 38-year-old Bryan Langford on Wednesday. Langford fired several shots at the police cruiser, and El-Shami
took shrapnel to the face. The shooting led to an 11-hour standoff,
after which authorities found Langford and his girlfriend Cynthia
Henderson dead. Also discovered was the body of a man believed to
be Henderson's son in a bar reportedly owned by the couple.

The sheriff's office says Langford committed suicide in a closet, surrounded by several guns.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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