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Man charged with shooting at Cape Coral Police headquarters

Posted at 6:27 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 22:20:34-04

UPDATE -- Police have identified the man accused of shooting towards the Cape Coral Police Department headquarters, and say that he had been reported as a missing person hours before the incident.

35-year-old Michael Wagner, Jr. is charged with two counts of Shooting or Throwing Deadly Missiles into Dwellings, Buildings or Vehicles and Offense Against Police Dogs.

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Michael Wagner

Police say that around 11:15 p.m., Walker was reported to have made threats to self-harm, and was listed as a missing endangered person.

Several hours later, an officer witnessed Wagner firing a handgun in the direction of the police headquarters and then run from officers. A K-9 unit helped locate Wagner behind a home in the 1000 block of SW 11th Terrace, where he was taken into custody.

While being apprehended, Wagner reportedly struck a police canine.

His firearm was located a short distance away and taken as evidence.

Later in the morning, around 7:40 am, a Public Works vehicle was found with multiple bullet holes in the driver side door and window.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Officers say they’re processing three separate crime scenes that are part of a shooting that took place Monday morning at the Cape Coral Police Department.

That’s where we know that around 3 a.m. Monday, a man fired at the police station, then took off on foot leading to a massive manhunt with officers, a K-9 unit, and chopper.

Another scene was several blocks away in a Cape Coral neighborhood in the area of Country Club Boulevard and Southeast 10th Street. That is where the suspect was caught with the help of a K-9 officer.

He took off foot running through several homes there.

While on scene there we saw an armored vehicle head from the Cape Coral Police Department to the neighborhood.

We also saw chopper canvassing the area, and several officers with rifles drawn.

We also saw the forensics unit leave at about 4:30.

We are working to figure out what led to the shooting, and what evidence they find.