|Published:||Jun 04, 2011 7:36 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 04, 2011 7:36 PM EDT|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the gunman in a Friday night shooting in Lehigh Acres.
Investigators say Juan Lopez, 25, was shot following a confrontation with a masked man. He was reported in stable condition on Saturday afternoon.
Witnesses told deputies Lopez's girlfriend was letting their dog out of a sliding glass door when a masked man entered their home. A fight followed between the unidentified suspect and Lopez, who was shot during the altercation. Lopez was able to get into bedroom with his girlfriend and a third person in the house. There, deputies say he got a gun and fired a shot through the closed door at the suspect.
Deptuies are searching for a suspect described as a black or Hispanic male, approximately 6'0" to 6'2" tall and weighing over 250 pounds.
Anyone who may know the identity of the suspect or has other information is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 477-1000 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS(8477).