TAMPA (FOX 13) - A man and his two daughters had a front row seat to an officer-involved shooting March 26, which left two suspects dead and a police officer wounded.
The unidentified man called 9-1-1 to report an active shooting near the Yuengling Brewery. He watched the scene unfold from his car in a closed restaurant parking lot.
When the operator answers, the man tells the operator someone was shooting from a truck in the Sunoco gas station, near the brewery.
"It's a brown pick-up truck and there was gun shots being shot out of the window... through the glass," he said.
The man tells the operator there were at least three gun shots fired.
"The pick-up truck is leaving now. It's pulling out. The windows are blown out," he said. "I've got two little girls in my car. I can't, I can't go back there."
The man said the truck eventually turned into the Hyatt Place, near Fowler Ave, then drove to the back of the building.
That’s when Tampa police officer Jose Rodriguez arrived at the scene.
"The officer is pulling up to the truck right now... Yeah, he's got them," he said.
The operator begins to gather information from the caller, in case police need to call him for an eye-witness account later. That’s when shots can be heard in the background.
"Oh, oh! There's fire..." he said.
Officer Rodriguez had been shot. He and another officer fired back at the vehicle.
Luckily, his bullet-resistant vest saved his life, according to police.
The man consoles the young children, “It's okay, babe. It's okay, I'm right here."
Police later identified the two suspects involved.
Patrick McManamon, 46, and 51-year-old Edward King, were fighting in the truck. Details of the altercation are uncertain, but police said King was fatally shot before police arrived.
McManamon later died in the hospital, after he was hit in the exchange of gunfire with officers.
Rodriguez continues to recover at home, police say.