FHP trooper-involved shooting Sunday closes NB lanes of I-75 west of Collier Boulevard

Michael Braun
Naples Daily News

An investigation into a shooting involving a Florida Highway Patrol trooper along I-75 in Collier County closed the freeway northbound for hours Sunday morning.

The incident happened after the FHP responded to a call for service on northbound I-75 at mile marker 103 in Collier County shortly after 10 a.m. 

An FHP release said that during that response there was an officer-involved shooting with a person injured undergoing medical treatment. The Florida Highway Patrol trooper involved was not injured.

The FHP release said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is the lead law enforcement agency responsible to independently investigate the incident.

A large presence of Florida Highway Patrol and Collier County Sheriff's Office units could be seen on the Florida 511 video feed near a sedan parked off in the median on I-75 northbound west of Collier Boulevard.  The freeway northbound at exit 107 was closed.

Due to the active nature of the incident the FHP said no additional information could be released.

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I-75 northbound, which had been closed at the Collier Boulevard exit for the investigation, reopened with two lanes at 2:45 p.m. Sunday with the innermost left lane remaining  closed for the FHP investigation until 7:15 p.m.

A large presence of FHP and Collier County Sheriff's Office units could be seen on the Florida 511 video feed near a sedan parked off in the median.

The FHP confirmed there is no danger to the public.

Crime scene tape around the vehicle in question was evident stretching from the freeway to the vehicle.

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