Officer-Involved Shooting

Friday, September 1, 2017

On August 31, 2017 at approximately 5:16 p.m., deputies responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call at 431 Lazy Way, Fort Myers Beach. 

Deputies arrived and tried to speak to the subject.  The subject pointed a firearm that appeared to be a rifle at a deputy.  The deputy, fearing for his life and safety, discharged his firearm.  The subject succumbed to her injuries. 

The decedent has been identified as Debi Lynn Thorkelson (DOB 7-8-63). 

Four deputies have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol for this type of case.

 The investigation continues.

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