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Gunfire and standoff lead to Naples man's hospitalization

Posted at 10:20 AM, Jul 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 05:22:30-04

UPDATE 7/11: The Collier County Sheriff's Office identified the man involved in Saturday's incident as 64-year-old Eugene Paul Teter. There is still no word on his condition at a local hospital.

Our original reporting continues below:
Gunfire and a standoff that lasted about 10 hours after a man fired at the law and the law fired back.

Collier County deputies were called to the location of the 15000 block of Windflower Circle in Naples after 9:30 p.m. Saturday in response of a man shooting a gun outside of his window.

While walking the neighborhood, multiple neighbors said that they heard around 8 to 10 rounds after CCSO exchanged gunfire with the man.

Once CCSO arrived on the scene, deputies said the man shot at them and they returned fire.

"We heard a couple of gunshots, it sounded like fireworks almost,” said Corey Hespeler, a resident in the neighborhood.

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Hespeler was the one who provided these ring-bell screenshots to FOX 4. A spokesperson with CCSO said that the standoff started around 9:30 Saturday night and the man was apprehended around 6:30 Sunday morning.

"It was pretty shocking, I mean I felt the impact and it was intense. I jumped every time the shot went off,” said Greg Musumano, a resident in the neighborhood. "The negotiator was talking to him saying ' we know that you are an ex-military guy serving in the army, you served our country',” Musumano said.

The man suffered a bullet wound to the ear and an injury from one of the K-9s and was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries around 6:45 AM on Sunday.

“Situations like this are incredibly intense and require a skilled and trained response from law enforcement,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “I am proud of our deputies for bringing this to a safe resolution.”

The incident remains an active investigation and charges are pending.