Invaders Caught in the Act
On Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 12:43 a.m., a call was received at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center about someone breaking into a home. The incident occurred at a residence in the 800 block of Clow Street East in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Deputies responded to the scene within minutes of the call and engaged suspects while the crime was still in progress. The suspects were heavily armed and shots were fired. As suspects ran from the home, one subject was taken into custody, the others in multiple directions.
Additional units from the East District Patrol, K9 and Aviation arrived to continue the search for the robbers. A second suspect was apprehended by a K9. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound and the K9 bite. Two others were also found in the vicinity including another with a non-life threatening gunshot injury.
Due to the nature of the incident, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation. Charges are pending on the four suspects currently in custody. The two deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave with pay as is standard protocol in such matters. Sheriff Scott has been in touch with Sheriff Rambosk of Collier County to determine if there is any connection to recent robberies in their jurisdiction.