Stray Police Bullet Kills Woman in Florida Bar

Cops responding to 911 calls about "gun-wielding maniac"


ORLANDO, Fla. — A bullet from the gun of an Orlando police officer killed an innocent woman in a downtown bar early Tuesday morning, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said. The shooting happened at the Vixen bar at Pine Street and Orange Avenue. 

Mina said Maria Godinez, 22, was inside the club when she was struck and killed by a bullet from the gun of Officer Eduardo Sanguino. "The preliminary indication is that during this situation a bullet was discharged from Officer Eduardo Sanguino's firearm and fatally struck Maria inside the establishment," Mina said.

Officers said that a little before 1 a.m. Tuesday, they received a call that an armed man was in the downtown area making threats.