WINK News Exclusive: Family wants answers after trooper-involved shooting on I-75 puts woman in coma

Reporter: Dannielle Garcia Writer: Drew Hill
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Ana Juan
Ana Juan

Last week, WINK News told you about a trooper-involved shooting on I-75 that injured one person. Now, we’re learning that a Florida Highway Patrol trooper shot a woman and mother, and she ended up in a coma.

That woman’s family wants answers about what happened along the interstate in Collier County, near mile marker 103. 28-year-old Ana Juan’s family says she was driving and then ended up in a median along I-75. That’s when a trooper took out their weapon and fired at her.

But what caused that deputy to fire their weapon? And what was the interaction like between the two in the moments leading up to the shooting? Juan’s family came to WINK News for answers to these questions.

So far, we know next to nothing about the interaction because FHP turned the investigation over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement almost immediately. All FDLE has said is “it’s an active investigation.”

Investigators haven’t said much to the woman’s family either. The family told us she is still in the hospital and may not make it. Sadly, they say, they have no idea why.

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