Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the area of Edenfield Way in Immokalee at 1:12 a.m. Thursday in reference to a disturbance. Deputies arrived on scene and encountered the subject, who was armed with a shovel. They ordered the subject to the ground, but he did not comply.
Details are still developing, but during the encounter the subject advanced toward the deputies. One of the deputies felt in fear for his safety and the safety of those around him and fired his weapon at the armed subject.
Deputies administered first aid and the subject was transported to NCH Northeast where he was pronounced deceased.
CCSO is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting. An administrative investigation is also being conducted, per agency policy.
In accordance with agency policy, the deputy who fired the weapon Thursday has been placed on administrative leave.
Details will be released as they become available.