Cape Coral police investigating the death of a deputy’s son after an argument ensued

A community stunned Wednesday night after learning a Lee County Deputy is the center of a massive crime scene.

Hearing about something like a death investigation is one thing, but living down the street from one changes the calculus.

One person is confirmed dead after an incident at a home in Cape Coral Tuesday.

Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a disturbance at a home on the 600 Block of SE 23rd St. around 2:30 p.m.

Carey Foley moved to what he calls a “quiet” Cape Coral community less than a year ago.

“Close to home, it kind of makes you think,” Foley said. “I’m from a small town in Northwest Indiana that you just didn’t hear about this kind of stuff.”

According to police, a woman’s son, who is a Lee County Deputy, (off-duty) stopped by her house. While her son was at the house, an argument between the son and grandson began. The woman then left the house and went to a neighbors house to call the police.

When officers arrived they said they found the grandson unresponsive. After checking his condition, officers found that he was not breathing and he died at the scene.

CCPD opened a death investigation and the father was taken to the Cape Coral Police Station to be interviewed.

Others nearby, may not know the family involved personally.

“You know, we wave and say ‘hi,'” said Robert Schmidt, who has lived there for 22 years.

However, that does not mean they are not worried.

This is an ongoing investigation pending an autopsy, toxicology report and forensic evidence.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the death investigation.

“That’s a scary situation and I feel bad for the deputy,” Schmidt said, “because I love first responders.”

“Pretty scary to tell you the truth,” Foley said.

Author: Reporting by Morgan Rynor & Justin Kase / Written by Michael Mora
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