BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office have identified the woman killed in last night's deputy-involved shooting as 40-year-old Donna M. Weaver.
A deputy opened fired after responding to a fight. It all started late last night on Okeana Street, near Bonita Beach Road.
Friends have already stopped by to bring flowers. Neighbors say just before deputies were called to the scene, Weaver was having a fight with a man they say was her boyfriend. Neighbors say the commotion started about 7:00 last night, and many weren't completely aware of the situation until it was too late.
"We heard the officer yelling, 'Drop the gun! Drop the gun!' Then, we heard three shots, 'pop, pop, pop,' and it got quiet," said Andrew Walker, a neighbor.
Deputies say they originally came out to the victim's home to investigate a domestic disturbance.
A neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, spoke exclusively with WINK News. He said he's the one who called 911, after hearing Weaver fighting with a boyfriend.
911 caller: "He bashed the woman. He's the guy who was in her apartment, that she wanted out of her apartment, who slammed her through the glass door the night before."
The neighbor said he only called authorities with Weaver's protection in mind, and regrets how it all turned out.
The deputy involved is on administrative leave.
A neighbor said it appeared deputies had wrapped up intervening in the domestic disturbance, when Weaver came back outside with a firearm.
Another neighbor, Andrew Walker, said he often spoke to Weaver while the two were out walking their dogs in the neighborhood.
"She was a nice lady, nice quiet lady. I don't know what kind of problems she had, but everybody has problems going on," said Walker.
On Tuesday morning, Randy Villiger stopped by her home to leave flowers, only to be kepty behind the yellow tape.
06 59 19 i just wanted to put some flowers up, she loved flowers
Villiger said the two once date. They were also members of the American Legion Post 303 near Bonita Beach Road. He said Weaver was a communications specialist in the Army and was once stationed in Hawaii. Villiger said she was hurt while in military training.
"She was on a hundred percent disability, she was pretty harmless," said Villiger.
Other members of Post 303 came to her street to pay their respects.
"I'm really upset, we're like a family."