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Deputy who was shot on duty is released from hospital

LCSO Deputy released from hospital
LCSO Deputy Shot
Posted at 4:52 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 05:43:10-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy who was shot during a traffic stop in Lehigh Acres was released from the hospital on Monday.

The deputy-involved shooting happened in the area of State Road 82 and Gunnery Road/Daniels Parkway on Thursday.

LCSO deputies confirmed that the deputy was shot in the arm during a robbery where the suspect was shot dead.

"Our deputy observed a stolen motor vehicle, attempted to stop it and in doing so the suspect started to fire and presented a deadly force to our deputies."
Sheriff Carmine Marceno

The deputy exchanged gunfire and was hit in the shoulder area by a bullet from the suspect. The male suspect is deceased and [was] a violent felon.