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Seach off for Collier man who shot at deputies

Posted at 9:34 PM, Jan 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 06:13:55-05

EAST NAPLES, Fla -- Collier County Sheriff's Deputies have called off the search for a gunman, Saturday, after tireless searching for hours in East Naples.

This happened in the Quail Roost community.

Deputies searched for 19-year-old Jorge Jimenez late Friday night into Saturday morning after he reportedly shot at deputies on Friday night. Deputies say Jimenez was involved in a domestic dispute with his mother and sister at his residence at 25 Cover Lane around 8:30 p.m.

"A little bit after 9 o'clock, I was sitting with the family in the living room and next thing I know, I heard a couple of pops go off. Two or three and I automatically said okay this is not right," said a neighbor. "I look out the window and I see two officers running in the dark, there's flashlights midlevel on the chest so I thought something serious was going down."

When deputies approached Jimenez, he ran from them. They chased after the him on Grossbeak Lane and Jimenez fired three shots from a gun at them. No one was harmed.

"It was crazy, we had helicopters flying around and there were squad cars everywhere," said another neighbor

Deputies resumed their search Saturday afternoon, asking all residents of Quail Roost, Treasure Cover and Fiddlers Creek to remain indoors. However, after using K-9's and helicopters to search, he was not located. The search was called off around 6:30 PM.

Neighbors called the incident unexpected and shocking. "It's a very good neighborhood. It's very quiet here, everyone comes and goes, do what they got to do. There are a lot of older people here," said Joe Sammons.

Jimenez is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 220 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Deputies advise using caution if you see or come in contact with him. If you spot him, call 911. "I've been seeing the crime scene vans all day. I hope they figure this out soon. I'm just happy no one in this community was hurt and none of the officers were hurt," said Luke Parker.