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Deputies shoot man they say aimed gun at them in Fort Myers

Posted: 11:07 PM, Apr 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-01 10:28:26-04
Deputies shoot man they say aimed gun at them
Deputies shoot man they say aimed gun at them
Deputies shoot man they say aimed gun at them
Deputies shoot man they say aimed gun at them
Deputies shoot man they say aimed gun at them

FORT MYERS, Fla. ---- One man is in the hospital after a deputy-involved shooting late Monday night.

During a press conference, a Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson says deputies pulled a car over for a traffic stop around 9:45 p.m near the 4000 block of S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers.

Deputies say as they were conducting the stop, a man got out of the car and ran about a quarter of a mile down the road, before deputies caught up to him outside the Howard Johnson hotel.

The spokesperson says when deputies caught up to him, he pulled out a gun and eventually pointed it at the deputies.

Those deputies then shot the man.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

No deputies were injured.