Why was Orlando shooting suspect, Daton Viel, out on bond?

Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith told reporters on Monday that his two Orlando officers who were shot Friday night while conducting a traffic stop near downtown are “doing a little bit better” each day. He also thanked the community for all the well-wishes, cards, and prayers of support for his officers.

Chief Smith said he had viewed some of the bodycam footage from Friday night’s shooting and described it as “horrifying.” That video has not yet been publicly released.

“That’s the one thing that keeps me up as the police chief at night is worrying about my officers and hoping none of them get hurt,” he said.

What happened?

On Friday night, two Orlando police officers attempted to pull over a vehicle in downtown Orlando, near Garland and Washington, allegedly linked to a homicide investigation out of Miami-Dade County when both officers were shot.

The suspect, later identified as

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