Domestic violence suspect found dead at Whiskey Creek home

Lee County Sheriff’s Office is surrounding a home where the suspect of a domestic violence case has been found dead within the Whiskey Creek community of south Fort Myers Thursday night.

LCSO deputies are responding to a home along the 5700 block of Montilla Drive.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno says investigators responded to the home in search of a suspect related to a domestic violence case. Upon arrival, first responders heard a single gunshot from the home and immediately worked to secure the scene.

LCSO drones were used to enter the home, and investigators were able to see the suspect was dead from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound.

Marceno says a female victim of the suspect is in safe condition.

“We’re not going to tolerate any form of abuse,” Marceno said. “And everything we have, every resource we have, we’ll make certain we’ll investigate all of these calls to its fullest extent.

A sheriff’s office helicopter was also monitoring the scene from above. And there were at least 15 LCSO cruisers at the home along with ambulance, fire engines and other emergency vehicles. A SWAT vehicle was also believed to be on scene.

All of Montilla Dr. has been blocked near the home during the response.

Marceno said this was an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the public.

“Zero tolerance on abuse, and I’m glad to say our female victim is safe, and the neighborhood is safe,” Marceno said.

Reporter:Justin Kase
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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