Officer-involved shooting in Estero

Posted at 1:45 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 09:18:04-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- An investigation into an officer-involved shooting is under way near Coconut Point Mall.

Lee County Deputies investigating after a member of the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force reportedly shot a fleeing suspect while serving a search warrant in a wooded area off Via Coconut Point. The suspect, reported as Trey Chenault, became violent when he was shot multiple times by the US Marshal. 

Chenault was brought to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment, they would not comment on his condition. 

LCSO stresses that the mall played no part in the incident, and that the public is not in danger.

As of tonight, Via Coconut Point is open, but police ask drivers to use caution as investigators are still on scene. 

Four In Your Corner visited Chenault's last known address where we spoke to a woman said to be Chenault's girlfriend, she told Fox 4 to get off of her property. Neighbors who know of Chenault say they knew he had run-ins with the law in the past. 

A  high school friend of Chenault's reached out to Four In Your Corner on Facebook, he said he is not surprised by what happened, and he is not alone. Many people talking on social media about Trey Chenault. 

Chelsea posting: "He bullied me so much in middle school. Him and his step brother used to follow me home and throw rocks at me". 

Another woman named Courtney writing, "He bullied me too", and Daniel writing, "Some things never change."

Chesnault has a prior arrest for battery on an officer, it is unclear if that is what the arrest warrant was for. No deputies were injured during the altercation.