(October 24, 2015)-  Below is a statement by Chief Bart Connelly regarding the shooting incident that took place early this morning:

"Regarding the shooting incident occurring in North Cape Coral this morning, the latest information we have on the condition of two victims, one being an infant, who were injured, is that they are both in stable condition. Our prayers continue for them and their family. 

As for the deceased…the loss of life is tragic in any circumstance, and in this case, as with so many others, this death will affect many people for the rest of their lives.  The protection of life is a primary mission of law enforcement and unfortunately, under certain circumstances, officers must take action in protecting life that causes the death of another.  In most cases the decision resulting in that death rests with the deceased, not the officer. 

At this time we are only 14 hours into a complicated investigation and information is limited.  However, I will say that I am extremely proud of the heroic actions of our officers who placed themselves in harm’s way under gunfire, and for rendering aid to those wounded in this terrible act of violence.   The citizens of Cape Coral can rest easy knowing the brave men and women of their police department will unselfishly serve and protect, without hesitation, even if that service places their own lives at risk.   

This case remains an active investigation and information that can be released will be done so when it becomes available." - Bart Connelly, Chief of Police.

Link to original news release: Cape Coral Police Department Working a Shooting; Suspect Dead

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