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Lee County Sheriffs Office responds to officer involved shooting in Fort Myers

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Mar 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-10 11:37:32-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — UPDATE (10:51 AM)-- The Lee County Sheriffs Office responded to a call about a suicidal subject at approximately 9 am.

Deputies made contact with the suspect

The suspect charged at the deputy with a weapon.

The deputy tried to retreat several times before using deadly force.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and is being treated for wounds.

This is still an active investigation.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is working on an officer-involved shooting in Fort Myers.

The incident happened on Illinois Drive in Fort Myers.

Fox 4 is working to gather additional information and will keep you updated with the latest information as we receive it.