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

Posted at 11:07 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 10:28:26-04

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.