Sen. Rubio, police, community react to Sanibel shooting

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Police combed Sanibel on Sunday night after a man shot an officer during a traffic stop and later exchanged gunfire with officers while barricaded in his home.

SANIBEL, Fla. — Sen. Marco Rubio was among many Monday to address the shooting of a Sanibel police officer who was working a traffic stop Sunday.

Florida’s Republican U.S. Senator made a statement through his office one day after the incident involving Officer Jarred Ciccone, who was treated and released at Lee Memorial Hospital.

“This attempted assassination of a police officer is despicable, and I am so grateful Officer Ciccone will fully recover from his injury,” Rubio said. “He and his family are in our prayers, as are the many other valiant men and women in uniform who risk their lives every day working to keep our communities safe.”

Sanibel resident Jon Hay, 49, was arrested and is facing charges for the shooting.

Police officers and residents also shared their reactions following the arrest:

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