Deputies arrest Port Charlotte suspect in domestic dispute shooting

Charlotte County deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man for a shooting Saturday afternoon that left one person injured.

Suspect Frantz Andre Pierre-Louis, 76, faces a charge of Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon.

The shooting happened around 5:25 p.m. Saturday at the 3400 block of Middletown St. in Port Charlotte. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting is a domestic-related incident.

Mugshot of Frantz Andre Pierre-Louis. (Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)
Mugshot of Frantz Andre Pierre-Louis. (Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office)

The victim in the shooting suffered non-life-threatening injuries. She was flown to Tampa General Hospital for treatment and is expected to be OK. Yellow crime tape surrounded the home where the shooting took place, as authorities were gathered evidence.

“I know when they put that yellow band around the house something bad has happened,” neighbor Helen Bailey said.

Some neighbors we spoke to did not express concern with the shooting.

Neighbor Harry Sands, who lives near the Pierre-Louis’ home, said he does not know his neighbor well, and Sands said most of living in the neighborhood keep to themselves.

“I was really surprised because there’s an elderly couple living there, and I haven’t seen either one of them in about two years. I had no idea what was going on.”

Others were disturbed by the proximity the shooting had to their home.

“It’s pretty scary,” neighbor Lynette Degouw said. “It’s just two doors down from where I live, and I’m not quite sure what’s going on.”

Pierre-Louis is in Lee County Jail with bond set at $40,000.

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