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