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Police Officer Shot In Fort Myers; Suspect In Custody

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) -— A Fort Myers police officer is in serious but stable condition after getting shot.

The News-Press of Fort Myers reports that the officer was seriously wounded Saturday night near a gas station. The police officer was taken by helicopter to a local hospital.

Local officials, however, have not provided many other details about the shooting.

Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs told local reporters that a suspect in the shooting had been taken into custody.

Gov. Rick Scott spoke to the police chief and the local sheriff about the shooting shortly after it happened.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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