3 Charlotte County deputies on administrative leave after shooting incident
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - One man is in custody and three Charlotte County deputies are on administrative leave after a shooting incident at a Port Charlotte home.
"I saw four police cars," neighbor Bradley Rossip said. "Within another hour two forensic cars showed up and another two detectives showed up."
Deputies were called to the Lowell Avenue home around 11 a.m. Sunday after relatives reported the 63-year-old man inside was threatening to kill himself.
When deputies got no response at the front door, they announced themselves and went inside. They found a locked bedroom door.
"We opened that door and were met with an armed person. He pointed the gun at one of our deputies, our deputy fired several times," Captain Les Partington, Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Investigations Commander, said.
The man, who investigators are not identifying at this time, was not hit and no one was injured. The deputy was then able to talk the man into surrendering.