CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A Cape Coral man was shot and killed Monday morning after attacking an officer with a metal pipe.
According to the Cape Coral Police Department (CCPD), the shooting occurred at 1919 SW 2nd Terrace.
Officers were checking on the man identified as 31-year-old Yosef Bekermus for a potential baker act, said CCPD Chief Sizemore.
According to CCPD, Bekermus threatened officers with a metal pipe.
Two officers tased Bekermus who retaliated by hitting an officer in the head with the pipe, said Sizemore.
Bekermus cut the officer with the swing and approached the officer again. According to Sizemore, the officer shot Bekermus three times.
According to CCPD, Bekermus died at the scene.
The officer was transported to the ER and has since been released from the hospital.
The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.
Further information is unknown at this time.
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