September 18, 2023 – Punta Gorda, FL
This morning, detectives are conducting an investigation in the area of Turbak Drive in Punta Gorda. The incident began as a stolen vehicle that was found to be traveling toward DeSoto County along Duncan Road. Charlotte County deputies alerted DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) of the vehicle and DCSO engaged them as the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of 305 Duncan Road. The DCSO deputy made contact with the occupants, who then attempted to flee, and a scuffle occurred. During that scuffle, the DCSO deputy’s firearm discharged; however, there are no reports of injuries.
Charlotte County deputies located the subjects in CCSO jurisdiction and have all parties accounted for. There is no threat to the public.
The scene remains active and more information will be released once it is available.