Man shot in San Carlos Park Monday morning, suspect arrested

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Lee County deputies are conducting an investigation in a San Carlos Park neighborhood. (Credit: WINK News)

A suspect was detained after a shooting that left one man injured Monday morning in San Carlos Park.

The incident happened on Laurel Valley Road near New Jersey Boulevard.

Deputies responded to a call about a shooting in the driveway of a home. When they arrived, they say they tried to arrest suspect Nikolas DeVitto but he ran away.

A K-9 deputy ultimately caught DeVitto several houses away hiding in some bushes.

The fire department said they responded to a second medical call about 45 minutes after the first, for a male in his 20s being bitten by a dog.

Lee County Animal Services was also at the home to remove a large dog from the property.

DeVitto faces a host of charges, including aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

The victim’s condition is unknown at this time.

Correction: Initial reports indicated the shooting was a drive-by. It was later clarified that it was not.

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