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LEE COUNTY | One man in custody from Fort Myers Shores shooting, standoff

Neighbors forced out of homes for 12+ hours as CCSO says man fired rounds at deputies
Daniel Dunn
Posted at 3:45 PM, Oct 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-30 18:28:18-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A shooting in Fort Myers Shores led to a standoff in Punta Gorda where the Collier County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) said the suspect fired shots at deputies.

According to deputies, 34-year-old Daniel Dunn came to the 13000 block of Third Street in Fort Myers around 9:00 am on Sunday.

Daniel Dunn

Deputies said he brought a rifle and shot someone and that person is in critical condition at last check.

But it didn't end there, investigators said Dunn then drove back to his Punta Gorda home, barricaded himself and caused a standoff for more than 12 hours.

The incident caused the neighborhood to clear out and residents to stay in their homes.

Lee County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) said the shooting is what led to the response that impacted dozens of people.

LCSO said they were able to track Dunn from his vehicle, locating him at his home on Mandy Street, near Jones Loop Road south of the Punta Gorda Airport.

“We negotiated with him for several hours, and at some point, he began shooting rounds at our deputies. Our deputies returned fire and struck Mr. Dunn at which point he surrendered," CCSO Sheriff Bill Prummell said.

The sheriff added at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dunn was "taken away for treatment and the scene is secured".

LCSO said none of their deputies fired their weapon and Dunn is in custody in Lee County.

He is facing aggravated battery as well as burglary for the home invasion on Third Street.