Just before 9:00pm on Monday evening, deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance on the 6000 block of McKinley Terrace in Englewood. The 911 caller reported that an intoxicated male subject, identified as Bradley Rundle (DOB 9/3/57) had a gun and had fired multiple rounds within the home. Additional family members and children were present at the time of the call.
Deputies arrived on scene and surrounded the home. Deputies observed Rundle exit and re-enter the house holding a firearm several times. Rundle disregarded PA announcements made by deputies to drop his weapon and cooperate. Phone contact was made with Rundle at approximately 10:00pm by a Sergeant with Crisis Intervention Training. During the call Rundle advised he was not going to come out and made comments such as “let’s get it on” and that he did not intend to leave his residence peacefully. At approximately 10:06pm Rundle exited his residence with a firearm and began walking towards the deputies on scene. He was given several orders to drop his weapon and did not comply with any directions.
Rundle raised his gun toward the direction of deputies and fired one round, at which time two deputies on scene with long guns returned fire. No deputies were injured and Bradley Rundle was fatally injured. The Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to provide an official cause of death for Bradley Rundle.
This investigation is still very active. Detectives are still working with the family and other witnesses to piece together the details of the disturbance and the Forensics Unit is still processing the scene.
No information on the identities of the people involved in the domestic will be released under the Marsy’s Law exemption for victim protection. The identity of the deputies involved will not be released at this time under the Marsy’s Law exemption for victim protection.
The two deputies who fired their weapons are currently on paid administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation. Through partnership with Charlotte County Fire & EMS, a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing was also held for the deputies and communications staff involved.
CCSO, will you turn the OIS over to FDLE to maintain transpareny?
No, the State Attorney’s Office was contacted directly and sent investigators to the scene.
I’m just glad you know officer was hurt during this tragic ordeal. Keep up the great work.