(October 24, 2015)-  A domestic disturbance turned violent, sending two people to the hospital and leaving the suspect dead.

Just before 1:00 AM, Cape Coral Police Department responded to 1518 NE 43 Ln. on an open 9-1-1 call.  The sounds of a disturbance could be heard on the open line.

As Officers arrived, the suspect shot one person in the home and opened fire on Police.  Officers returned fire and evacuated other persons from the home.  

Officers took cover and set up a perimeter on the home, called for back-up, and rendered aid.

Cape Coral Police Department Patrol, SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team, Investigative Services Bureau, Cape Coral Fire Department , and LCEMS responded.  Cape Coral Police Department SWAT assumed command of the scene.

Cape Coral Police Department SWAT members were able to enter the home and locate the suspect who was deceased.

Two persons from the home were transported to a local hospital for injuries- one with life-threatening injuries, the other with apparent non-life-threatening injuries.  No Officers were injured in this incident.  The Officer who returned fire on the suspect has been placed on paid administrative leave as a matter of standard procedure.

This is an active investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.  Cape Coral Police Department Investigative Services Bureau Detectives are conducting the criminal investigation.  Once the criminal investigation is concluded, the Cape Coral Police Department Professional Standards Bureau will conduct its administrative investigation.  We will provide updates regarding this case as each stage is concluded.


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