CAPE CORAL, Fla. (TheBlaze/AP) — Police officers in southwest Florida fatally shot a man suspected in the fatal shootings of three people, the Ft. Myers News Press reported.
Cape Coral police said in a news release that officers responding to a shooting call Sunday evening found the motorcyclist dead along a roadway. While working that scene, a second call came in about a shooting at a nearby convenience store. There, officers found one person dead. Another person there had injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The third fatality was the suspect, who was shot by police.
"It's shocking," police Sgt. Dana Coston, who has served in law enforcement for two decades, told the News Press. "There are certain days that stick out in your mind, and this will definitely be one of those for me."
WINK-TV reporter Adam Wright tweeted out photos of homes along the street where the shootings took place, riddled by bullets.
Bullet-riddled homes on Skyline Blvd after yesterday's shootout with Cape Coral police. pic.twitter.com/yrVQFzfxCg— Adam Wright (@AdamWINKNews) June 6, 2016
Authorities say officers stopped the suspect’s vehicle about four minutes later and he “violently” resisted arrest. The news release says multiple officers fired at him. Two passengers were wounded and taken to a hospital.
The names and race of those involved weren’t released.