Police not saying whether Florida Deputy Shot Son to Death following Argument

Carlos Miller

A Lee County sheriff's deputy is being "interviewed" following the shooting death of his son following argument.

The son of a Florida sheriff's deputy was shot to death Wednesday following an argument with his father but police are only saying the deputy was "involved" in the shooting death.

But it should only be a matter of time before he is confirmed as the killer.

According to Fox 4:

Police confirmed Wednesday that a Lee County deputy is part of a death investigation following a domestic situation on Tuesday.

It happened at a home on SE 23rd Street near Academy Boulevard around 2:30pm.

According to Cape Coral Police, an elderly woman says her son, a Lee County Sheriff's Office deputy, stopped by her house and got into an argument with her grandson.

The grandmother went to a neighbor's house to call police. When officers arrived, the grandson was not breathing and life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.

The boy's father was taken to the Cape Coral Police Station to be interviewed.

NBC 2 posted the following statement from the Lee County Sheriff's Office:

"We understand that the Cape Coral Police Department is conducting a death investigation and that one of our deputies is involved," A Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said. "Our deputy, who was off duty, is cooperating with the investigation. Any other questions should be referred to the Cape Coral Police Department."

A woman named Nila Perez owns the property at the given address, according to Lee County property records.

We will update this story when police provide further information, if they do.


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