(June 1, 2018) -  A convicted felon threatened citizens with a gun at a place of business, and ended up being shot in self-defense by one of those citizens who had a concealed carry permit.

On June 1, 2018 at approximately 3:45 p.m. Cape Coral police officers responded to Campbell Roofing located at 911 SE 15th Avenue. Upon arrival they discovered Kevin Bruzos (DOB: 5-6-89) suffering from gunshot wounds. Bruzos received medical attention and was transported to a local hospital.

The investigation showed that Bruzos, a convicted felon, had threatened a person with a firearm. Bruzos left, then returned and threatened the same person with the firearm again as well as a second person who was legally licensed to carry a concealed firearm. The concealed carry permitted person ordered Bruzos to drop his gun. Bruzos did not drop it and instead aimed it at the permitted person, who in turn defended himself and shot Bruzos. 

Kevin Bruzos is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. The concealed carry permit holder who was threatened by Bruzos and shot him in self-defense is not facing any charges.


ARRESTED: Kevin Bruzos, W/M, DOB: 5-6-89 (Prior Booking Photo from 2009)

CHARGES: Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by Convicted Felon


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