Police and Law Enforcement

Florida police officer wounded in shooting during traffic stop; suspect arrested

One person was in custody Sunday after shooting a Florida police officer.

Sanibel police said the incident occurred at around 8 p.m. The Sanibel police chief said the officer was wounded during a routine traffic stop. The shooter fired at the officer and then fled the scene.

Officers wounded the suspect in an exchange of gunfire near a home a few miles from where the Sanibel officer was shot. Police said the suspect drove home and was subsequently arrested.

The wounded officer wasn’t immediately identified. Sanibel police said he was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released, according to Fox 4 Now.

Police were still investigating the shooting. The suspect hasn’t been identified and his condition was unknown.

The Florida shooting comes after a 20-year veteran San Antonio, Texas officer was shot and killed earlier in the day and a St. Louis, Missouri officer was shot twice in the face.

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