Shots fired at unoccupied CCSO patrol vehicle

NAPLES, Fla. – An unoccupied Collier County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was shot at while parked at an apartment complex on Thursday.

Two bullet holes were found on the front passenger door of the marked vehicle, which was parked at the Bermuda Isles Apartments at the intersection of Vanderbilt and Livingston roads, authorities said. The deputy assigned to the vehicle last saw it undamaged at 3 a.m., but noticed the bullet holes when he returned at about 1 p.m., the department said.

“While Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies enjoy a high degree of community support, this incident is an unfortunate reminder that some individuals act out their contempt toward law enforcement in very dangerous ways,” the department said in a statement.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 239-252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 800-780-8477 (TIPS).

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