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Man threatens to kill family, is shot by family member

Posted at 9:17 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 09:17:45-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A man was arrested Wednesday after being shot by a family member who was in fear for the family's safety.

18-year-old Tyler Dale has been charged with Simple Assault with Intent to do Violence.

According to Cape Coral Police, officers responded to a shooting in a home around 7pm.  Family members told police that Tyler had threatened to kill the family and had begun walking toward a room where there was a firearm.

Instead, one family member shot Tyler with a 9mm handgun.

Tyler was taken to the hospital and then to the Lee County Jail after being medically cleared.