Author: Mike Callahan
By PoliceOne Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Florida police officer was critically wounded after being shot at a gas station.
On Saturday, Fort Myers Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, 29, was responding to a call at a gas station when he was shot by a suspect, WFTX-TV reported. The officer was rushed to a hospital, where he’s listed in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery.
Police said the suspect was also hurt and was taken into custody. Police haven’t released the suspect’s name or why Jobbers-Miller was called into the gas station in the first place.
FMPD has released identity of the Officer wounded Sat night at approx. 7:30 on Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. in Ft Myers. Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was shot by an assailant and rushed to the Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center and is currently listed in critical but stable condition. pic.twitter.com/wsYxrmr47K
— Fort Myers Police (@fortmyerspolice) July 22, 2018
Jobbers-Miller had been with the Fort Myers Police Department since September 2015. Officials said his family was notified and is at his side.
“Words cannot express the emotions running through the Fort Myers Police family at this time,” Chief of Police Derrick Diggs said. “Our department spent the night in anxious anticipation as our comrade and co-worker underwent life-saving surgery. We are grateful to the many people and agencies who have expressed their support…”
Additional details about the shooting have not been released.