Police identify woman killed in Cape Coral shooting

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A man told officers he and his wife fired guns at each other during a fight before she was killed in their home in the 2900 block of SE 8th Place, according to a Cape Coral police report.

Vernon Brown Jr., 58, a former Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy, was released from custody Wednesday after being questioned in the death of 58-year-old Victoria Brown.

When officers arrived at the home, Vernon Brown told authorities he was a victim and that his wife tried to kill him, the police report said.

Police say they found Victoria Brown dead inside the home with a gun on the floor next to her.

Officers have obtained a search warrant for the home and will continue their investigation.

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