LCSO deputy shoots suspect who attacked, stabbed him at Bokeelia home

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Two people were injured in a deputy-involved shooting Thursday on Aura Lane, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a public assistance call around 1:30 p.m. at a home on the 16000 block of Aura Lane in Bokeelia, according to the sheriff’s office.

Upon arrival, a knife-wielding suspect, identified by his brother as 59-year-old Rickey Beaty, attacked a deputy, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy discharged his firearm at the suspect in fear for his life.

The deputy involved sustained non-life threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The suspect was airlifted to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

The deputy was released from the hospital Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said.

The major crimes unit will now assume the investigation into this incident.


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