Man accused of shooting at Collier deputy arrested, faces charges

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A man was arrested in connection with the shooting of a Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputy early Monday morning on Immokalee Road, according to the sheriff’s office.

Manuel DeJesus Ponce is facing charges of one count of aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and discharge of a firearm, according to the sheriff’s office. He was taken to the Collier County jail.

The deputy was shot at by someone leaving the parking lot of the BHN research building at 25675 Immokalee Road around 3 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputy was responding to an alarm that went off.

A portion of the 25000 block of Immokalee Road was closed while K9 units and aviation are being used to search for the suspect, according to the sheriff’s office.

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