Armed Citizen Shoots, Kills Suspect Who Was Attacking Florida Deputy

Photo: LCSO

Photo: LCSO

A bystander with a concealed-carry permit shot and killed a suspect who was seen beating a Florida deputy on I-75 Monday morning. 

The incident began after the suspect drove past Lee County Sheriff's Deputy Dean Bardes at a high rate of speed. A chase ensued and at one point the suspect exited his vehicle and began to fight with the deputy.

That's when a Good Samaritan, seeing what was occurring, confronted the suspect - who was allegedly armed - and ordered him to stop fighting the deputy. 

When the suspect failed to comply, the passerby shot and killed him, ending the assault.

The injured deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 


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