CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Police Working Officer-Involved Shooting
(December 24, 2013)- The Cape Coral Police Department is currently working an officer-involved shooting in the 3900 Block of SE 4th Avenue.
Cape Coral Police Department Property Detectives responded to 3905 SE 4 Ave to take a suspect into custody in reference o a theft investigation.
While at that location, dealing with their suspect, Detectives witnessed an UNRELATED disturbance at a nearby house. It was a verbal and physical altercation that culminated with one subject dragging another subject down the street with a pickup truck.
Detectives identified themselves and attempted to intervene. The driver of the truck, rather than complying with Detectives, drove at Detectives, placing them in imminent fear for their safety. Detective(s) fired, striking the driver.
The driver of the truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment. Charges are pending.
The Detectives involved in this incident have been placed on administrative duty as per our agency's standard protocol, pending the findings of the Professional Standards Bureau.
"Detectives and Forensics personnel have been on scene for the past couple of hours, gathering evidence. Now that the fast-paced activity surrounding the incident has passed, the slow, meticulous process of investigation commences. Three things will now happen- First, the criminal investigation will take place and charges will be brought against the driver of the truck. Second, the State Attorney's Office will review the use of deadly force to determine if the use of force was justified. And finally, the Cape Coral Police Department Professional Standards Bureau will review the shooting to determine if the shooting was within policy."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.