Fort Myers police officer dies from injuries after shooting last week

Posted: 6:53 PM, Jul 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 11:42:39-04

The Fort Myers Police Department confirmed Saturday that a 29-year-old officer  shot last week has died from his injuries.

Authorities say Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was shot in the head July 21 by a fleeing suspect while responding to a reported assault and cellphone theft at a gas station. He was hospitalized and had been in critical condition ever since.

The police department tweeted Saturday that "it is with a heavy heart that we inform our community that Ft. Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller has passed away as a result of the injuries."

Hundreds of people have donated to his official  GoFundMe account . The Fort Myers Police Department says the response has been overwhelming.

So far, more than $58,000 has been raised to help his family.

The suspected shooter, Wisner Desmaret, was taken into custody after being shot by another officer.

Desmaret has 11 prior arrests in Lee County but has never been convicted.  

Portions of this article courtesy of the Associated Press