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Policeman shot dead in Surgery at Fort Myers, Florida; Suspect in custody, police say



According to media reports, a police officer in Fort Myers, Florida, had been operated on Saturday night after he was shot.

The police officer was not immediately identified, but the police said a suspect was in custody, the News-Press of Fort Myers reports.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

"We have a seriously injured officer," said police spokesman Mitch Haley FOX4 at Fort Myers. "We are still trying to find people who are in his family."

Fort Myers Mayor Randall Henderson was in Asheville, NC on Saturday night. He told the news press that his thoughts were with the injured officer

"We hold our breath while fighting for his life," said the mayor of the newspaper.

The shootings took place near a gas station. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. reported the station.

Fort Myers Police closed the scene for traffic while the investigation was underway, asking residents to avoid the area. They said that the scene would probably be closed for several hours.

Governor Rick Scott tweeted that he provided the local law enforcement agencies with all the resources they needed and praised the "unimaginable victims" of state police officers.

"Our prosecution makes unimaginable victims every day to protect our families and communities, and we pray for the brave policeman who was shot tonight," Scott said.

This is an evolving story. Check for updates.


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