Officer Attacked Searching for Federal Fugitive

A Fort Myers Police Officer assigned to the Federal Marshals Fugitive Task Force shot a male while serving a Federal arrest warrant on Friday, December 20, 2019, at approximately 8:45 PM. 

In the process of serving a Federal warrant on Central Avenue, the male exited a residence armed with a knife and charged the officer, who discharged his firearm. 

The male was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment of his sustained wounds. Due to an officer-involved shooting, per FMPD policy, the shooting is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE.)

The officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave per FMPD policy.