LCSO: Man who pointed gun at deputy charged

Lee Herald Favicon 16A man who was shot after allegedly pointing a gun at a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged on Thursday.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Jorge Alejandro Pupo, 44 of Fort Myers, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and resisting an officer.

Pupo allegedly fled a traffic stop on foot in the 4000 block of Cleveland Avenue on the night of April 30. Deputies found Pupo at the Howard Johnson Inn located 4811 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, not far from the stop. According to LCSO, when confronted Pupo brandished a firearm and pointed it at deputies.

“At the time the man brandished a firearm,” said public information officer Sgt. Anita Iriarte. “Despite numerous demands by deputies to lower the weapon the man pointed the weapon at our deputies. In fear for their life and safety, our deputies discharge their duty weapons, striking the subject.”

The suspect was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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