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Park officials seal the entrance to Sugden Regional Park in East Naples following a shooting Friday evening that involved a Collier County Sheriff's deputy. According to Collier County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Karie Partington, Cpl. Erin Flater, 29, a four-year veteran of the Collier County Sheriff's Office and a patrol deputy in East Naples, shot herself in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. following a discussion with an unnamed person about 'breaking up'. Partington said that Flater was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for surgery. An investigation is currently underway and no further details were available.

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Park officials seal the entrance to Sugden Regional Park in East Naples following a shooting Friday evening that involved a Collier County Sheriff's deputy. According to Collier County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Karie Partington, Cpl. Erin Flater, 29, a four-year veteran of the Collier County Sheriff's Office and a patrol deputy in East Naples, shot herself in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. following a discussion with an unnamed person about "breaking up". Partington said that Flater was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for surgery. An investigation is currently underway and no further details were available.

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  • Park officials seal the entrance to Sugden Regional Park in East Naples following a shooting Friday evening that involved a Collier County Sheriff's deputy. According to Collier County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Karie Partington, Cpl. Erin Flater, 29, a four-year veteran of the Collier County Sheriff's Office and a patrol deputy in East Naples, shot herself in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. following a discussion with an unnamed person about 'breaking up'. Partington said that Flater was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for surgery. An investigation is currently underway and no further details were available.
  • Collier County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Karie Partington, briefs the press at the entrance to Sugden Regional Park in East Naples on Friday night following a shooting that involved a Collier County Sheriff's deputy. According to Partington, Cpl. Erin Flata, 29, a four-year veteran of the Collier County Sheriff's Office and a patrol deputy in East Naples, shot herself in the chest shortly before 6 P.M. following a discussion with an unnamed person about 'breaking up'. Partington said that Flata was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for surgery. An investigation is currently underway and no further details were available. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Collier County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Karie Partington, briefs the press at the entrance to Sugden Regional Park in East Naples on Friday night following a shooting that involved a Collier County Sheriff's deputy. According to Partington, Cpl. Erin Flater, 29, a four-year veteran of the Collier County Sheriff's Office and a patrol deputy in East Naples, shot herself in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. following a discussion with an unnamed person about 'breaking up.' Partington said that Flater was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for surgery. An investigation is currently underway and no further details were available.
  • Collier Sheriff's deputies have confirmed shots were fired shortly before 6 pm. Crime scene tape has cut off part of sugden Park, while multiple squad cars and a crime scene investigation unit arrived sortly after 6:30 pm. A victim was transported out of the park and later medflighted to Lee Memorial Hospital.
  • Park officials seal the entrance to Sugden Regional Park in East Naples following a shooting Friday evening that involved a Collier County Sheriff's deputy. According to Collier County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Karie Partington, Cpl. Erin Flater, 29, a four-year veteran of the Collier County Sheriff's Office and a patrol deputy in East Naples, shot herself in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. following a discussion with an unnamed person about 'breaking up.' Partington said that Flater was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for surgery. An investigation is currently underway and no further details were available.
  • Park officials, by order of the Collier County Sheriff's Office, shut down Sugden Park on Friday evening.
  • Park officials seal the entrance to Sugden Regional Park in East Naples following a shooting Friday evening that involved a Collier County Sheriff's deputy. According to Collier County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Karie Partington, Cpl. Erin Flater, 29, a four-year veteran of the Collier County Sheriff's Office and a patrol deputy in East Naples, shot herself in the chest shortly before 6 p.m. following a discussion with an unnamed person about 'breaking up.' Partington said that Flater was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for surgery. An investigation is currently underway and no further details were available.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to Sugden Park after an off-duty deputy shot her self in the chest on Friday night. Cpl. Erin Flater, 29, was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital where she died.

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