Person injured in trooper-involved shooting on I-75 in Collier County

Published: January 9, 2022 2:11 PM EST
Updated: January 9, 2022 10:09 PM EST

Florida Highway Patrol says a person has been injured in an officer-involved shooting on I-75 northbound in Collier County on Sunday.

Troopers say they responded to a call for service near mile marker 103, just north of Exit 101 on I-75. While investigating, FHP says a trooper-involved shooting resulted in someone on the scene getting hurt. FHP did not tell us what the call was about.

FHP says that a person is being treated for their injuries. They say the trooper involved wasn’t hurt.

I-75 northbound has since reopened but was shut down at Exit 101 while troopers investigated. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is the lead agency independently investigating this case because of established protocols.

WINK News saw FDLE searching a Chevy sedan. It was parked in the ditch between the northbound and southbound lanes for most of the day on Sunday. It is still unclear why authorities are focused on this car.

That sedan has since been towed away from the scene.

Investigators also had markers out, going through the grass with a metal detector.

A spokesperson for FHP was on scene but said they could not give us any details. FHP says the investigation remains active.

WINK News reached out to FDLE for an update but they did not have any details o share at this time.