(October 19, 2016)- A midday domestic disturbance in SW Cape took a violent turn into attempted homicide.
On October 18th at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of SW 15th Place in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with Derek Hartsfield (DOB: 11-15-84) who had blood on his hands and forearms and was standing over his stepfather (identity withheld, W/M, 55 of Cape Coral). Officers saw that the stepfather had a large kitchen knife protruding from his head. The victim was transported to a local hospital.
Detectives with the Investigative Services Bureau and Forensics personnel responded to the scene. Based on the investigation, Derek Hartsfield was placed under arrest and charged with attempted homicide. Hartsfield was transported to the Lee County Jail.
ARRESTED: Derek Aaron Hartsfield, W/M, DOB: 11-15-1984, of 1026 SW 15th Place, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Attempted Homicide without Premeditation
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