Fort Myers standoff ends peacefully with arrest

Posted at 11:26 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 11:44:32-04

UPDATE (6 AM) -- A man is facing several charges after a police stand off in Fort Myers.

It happened on C Street off of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard.  Police say a woman called police around 9 PM Wednesday night saying she was arguing with her boyfriend, 34-year-old Derrick Walden, who had a gun.

When police arrived, Walden barricaded himself with his girlfriend inside the house, even trying to shoot at police a few times.

At around 3 AM Thursday, authorities discovered Walden had fallen asleep and were able to get into the house.

He's charged with felony battery, domestic violence, and other charges.


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Neighbors tell 4 In Your Corner a woman is held at gunpoint at a home in Fort Myers.

The Fort Myers SWAT team is at the home on Henderson Avenue.  It started just before 10pm Wednesday.

Police aren't saying what's going on right now.