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FMPD K9 Officer's vehicle shot at; investigation underway

Bullet pierced rear windshield of patrol car
Posted at 10:57 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 06:17:00-04
An investigation is underway to track down the shooter who fired at a Fort Myers K9 officer, shattering the rear windshield of the officer's vehicle. 
 
Fox 4 is not releasing the Officer's last name or his patrol unit number. 
 
An FMPD incident report states the K9 officer was traveling westbound along Colonial Boulevard and Solomon Blvd when a bullet pierced his rear windshield. 
 
The officer was responding to a service call when he "heard a loud bang, which was later identified to be a gunshot," according to the incident report. 
 
The shooting happened around 3:40 a.m. last Friday as the officer was responding to a service call. The officer says he believes the shooter was traveling in the same direction, in a dark colored sedan. 
 
People in the area where the shooting occurred were stunned by the news. 
 
"It's just really scary to think someone would do that just randomly against someone they don't even know, other than just being a cop," said Tommy Scott.
 
FMPD declined to comment on the incident, citing it may compromise their investigation. Detectives are scouring surveillance video from businesses along the busy roadway to help track down the shooter. 
 
"Violence against the cops, so random like that, it's pretty scary," said Scott.