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NAPLES — The Collier County Sheriff’s Office today released the names of two deputies involved in a shooting Friday morning.
Cpl. Charles Creamer, 43, and Cpl. Daniel Fano, 38, responded to the scene of a man holding what was believed to be a gun outside an East Naples convenience store.
When 49-year-old Duane Alan Gregory refused deputies’ requests to lower what they believed to be a gun from his head, the officers shot him, according to a witness. Gregory, a transient, was transported to Fort Myers to Lee Memorial Hospital, where authorities said he was stable mid-Friday.
An update on his condition wasn’t immediately available today.
The Sheriff’s Office confirmed the shooting, and said though the gun appeared “realistic,” it wasn’t a real gun.
A press release from the Sheriff’s Office didn’t say how many shots each of the two deputies fired.
Both deputies involved are longtime law enforcement officers.
Creamer is a 25-year veteran of the agency assigned to the Major Crimes Bureau.
Fano, with the East Naples patrol district, has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 12 years, according to the agency.
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