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Deputy-involved shooting in downtown Fort Myers

FORT MYERS

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies and Fort Myers police officers are responding to a deputy-involved shooting in downtown Fort Myers.

A deputy or officer is always present near Monroe Street in Fort Myers.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office was set to have a press conference on Sunday evening. Instead, LCSO issued a press release.

LCSO reports that a deputy was on his way to Fort Myers from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. He was being crossed by a vehicle when it approached.

There was a female passenger in that car frantically screaming at the deputy saying the driver, her boyfriend had a gun and that he wouldn’t let her leave.

Gustavo Reyes (age 18), allegedly made threats against the woman. The deputy approached the car to ensure that the woman was safe.

Reyes asked repeatedly by the deputy to leave the vehicle after he had spoken with the woman. Reyes refused to comply. He also believed he appeared guilty and anxious to the deputy. That’s when the deputy discharged his weapon.

The shooting did not cause any injuries to the deputy or victims. The suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but was admitted to hospital.

Gustavo Reyes might be facing charges for resisting with violence, false imprisonment(domestic violence), and felony fleeing or attempting to elude.

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