Today the Orlando Police Department released the arrest affadavit and charging documents for 23-year-old Kody Roach, the man who was arrested in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 14 outside Vixen Bar. At 1:43 a.m., two bike officers responded to a 911 call about a man "waving a gun around" inside the club. According to the charging documents, when the officers arrived Roach was standing at the door of the club and apparently had been banging on it with the gun. Police say they gave him verbal commands to get away from the building and get down on the ground. When he refused to comply, they Tased him in the chest, but the report says that the Taser "made a loud arcing noise, which is indicative of the prongs not properly imbedding themselves." So Roach turned clockwise, and they report says he reached toward his waistband, which is when officers opened fire – they shot nine times, striking Roach "several times."
Roach did have a gun, but apparently it was unloaded and there was no ammunition in the chamber or the magazine. Police say the gun was stolen, and that Roach did not have a concealed-carry permit, so he's being charged with carrying a concealed firearm.
According to yesterday's press conference, the woman who was killed during the altercation – Maria Fernada Godinez – was killed by a bullet discharged from an officer's gun.
Read the complete charging documents below.
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