NORTH PORT, Fla. - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating a North Port Police Officer-involved shooting that happened last night near Toledo Blade Blvd.
The occupant of a suspicious vehicle, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the hospital after Officer Aaron Nick called out "shots fired."
Just before 11:00 p.m., Officer Nick responded to the suspicious vehicle (a white minivan) approximately half a mile north of I-I-75. A minute after his arrival, Officer Nick called out “shots fired” and additional officers were dispatched and responding to the area.
Investigators believe the suspect brandished a weapon. The officer was not injured.
As is standard procedure, Officer Nick was placed on administrative leave with pay.
The investigation is ongoing.