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Police investigating death inside Lehigh Acres home

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 17:34:28-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead inside a garage on Christmas morning.

Deputies responded to a home on the 5300 block of Butte Street following reports of a shooting.

Deputies found the woman dead inside of the garage with a gunshot wound. Deputies said due to the nature of the incident, the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit launched an investigation.

During the investigation, detectives established probable cause, arresting Hilario Cruz. He's facing charges for manslaughter and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

“My thoughts are with the victim’s family, especially on a day like today,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “My top-notch team at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, my family, is dedicated to working to keep our community safe.”

The investigation is ongoing.