LCSO: Deputies fired on car driving “aggressively” toward crowd

Lee Herald Favicon 16The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the driver of a vehicle which drove at deputies while responding to a call in Fort Myers on Saturday night.

At a briefing shortly after midnight Sunday, Sergeant Anita Iriarte said that deputies are looking for an early 2000s model Chevrolet, believed to be an Impala or a Malibu.

Deputies were responding to a disturbance at the 300 block of Royal Palm Road in Fort Myers around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night, speaking with a group in the street when the vehicle “aggressively came toward the group.”

“Despite demands to stop, a deputy was forced to discharge his firearm,” Iriarte said.

The identity of the driver is not currently known, but Iriarte said that the driver of the vehicle headed toward Palm Beach Boulevard.

Iriarte said that while the scene remains active, they do not believe that the public is in any danger. LCSO says that nobody was injured at the scene.

LCSO is asking that anyone with information on the vehicle, its driver, or its whereabouts contact them or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.


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