Gunman killed after domestic dispute shootout with LCSO deputies

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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A gunman was killed in a shootout with Lee County Sheriff’d Office deputies following a domestic dispute call in Lehigh Acres.

LCSO responded to the incident near 22nd Street Southwest and Harlow Avenue South, twice early Monday. The first call was to diffuse an argument, the second was for a physical domestic disturbance.

Lee County Sheriff’s vehicles responding to a domestic disturbance. Credit: WINK

LCSO reports that the suspect, 28-year-old Thomas Carney had left his home equipped with a firearm. Deputies approached and were met with open fire by Carney, resulting in a shootout. Carney was killed during the shootout.

One deputy was shot in his ballistic vest during the altercation.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno reported that around 30 to 40 rounds were fired during the confrontation. Marceno mentions Carney having an extensive criminal history, including armed robbery, burglary and aggravated assault.

The deputy was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

This is an ongoing investigation, WINK will update upon further information.

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