Officer-involved shooting reported in Estero

An officer-involved shooting occurred in Estero, according to Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was described as a white male with a criminal background. He is suspected of robbing a convenience store Saturday night, where they say the suspect had a knife.

Another convenience store robbery took place Sunday morning and the suspect lunged at the clerk involved with a knife as well.

Once deputies come in contact with the suspect, he immediately attempts to attack them.

“Our deputies meet lethal force with lethal force,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno.

Two of the officers involved are on administrative leave following the shooting.

“This county will have law and order, our residents will be safe,” said Sheriff Marceno