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Posted on: September 20, 2018

FMPD Apprehends Suspects Reported to Have Guns

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The Fort Myers Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on Romeo Lane Thursday Afternoon at approximately 12:30 p.m...  A citizen called police and reported the subjects in the vehicle were armed with a handgun. The vehicle was identified as a Gold Toyota Highlander (stolen out of Lee County SO Jurisdiction). Officers responded to the area and located the described vehicle still in the area. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed striking a FMPD patrol car.  The vehicle lost Control while turning at Michigan Avenue and Pawnee Street. The vehicle crashed into a house and the occupants of the vehicle fled. Officers were able to quickly apprehend the suspects and additionally located a handgun. No injuries were reported and the house sustained structural damage. All subjects are currently being booked with charges pending. The scene has been brought under control and there is no danger to the general public.

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