Lee County deputy shoots car thief suspect who allegedly tried running him over

9:38 AM, Mar 2, 2014   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +



Fort Myers, Florida (News-Press) -- A Lee County Sheriff's Office deputy checking on a possible stolen car shot the driver when he rammed several cruisers and tried to run over deputies.

Deputies were at the Pilot Travel Center at 6050 Plaza Dr. in Fort Myers near Luckett Road and Interstate 75, looking to get information from a driver stopped at a gas pump. As deputies approached the vehicle, the driver rammed two squad cars and attempted to run over deputies in an attempt to get away.

Deputies shot at the subject, who was struck once by gunfire. The accused car thief continued to drive away at a high rate of speed.

A short distance later he crashed the vehicle into a parked truck and ran from the vehicle. Deputies captured him and he was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A female passenger in the vehicle was not injured and is being questioned. No deputies were injured.

You may also like...

Underwater Secret: Hidden caves beneath Weeki Wachee

Rollercoaster Rescue: 16 stranded after ride malfunction

Car Crash tragedy: USF students killed in interstate wrong-way crash

Hungry Sinkhole: Hole opens beneath Corvette museum, swallows 8 cars

Be my McValentine: Romantic reservations at McDonald's

Card Game Murder: Man sentenced for Magic: The Gathering killing

Treason? Secret Service visits candidate who says Obama should hang

Sasquatch on Tour: "Dead Bigfoot" on display in Texas

Here kitty, kitty: Lion escapes enclosure at Pasco sanctuary

#ShortYellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV ***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here

Most Watched Videos