Florida Police Officer in Critical Condition After Shooting

July 23, 2018 Updated: July 23, 2018    

A Fort Meyers, Florida, police officer was rushed to the hospital by a fellow officer after being shot in the line of duty on the evening of July 21.

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, 29, was in critical but stable condition on Sunday, July 22, after emergency surgery Saturday night, Officer.com reported.     

Jobbers-Miller was responding to a call at a Marathon gas station on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers, at 7:30 p.m. on July 21 when an assailant opened fire.

Another officer, unwilling to wait for an ambulance, transported Jobbers-Miller to Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center where he underwent emergency surgery.    

UPDATE – Wounded Fort Myers Police Officer (Fort Myers, FL) The Fort Myers Police Department has released the identity of the Officer wounded in the line of duty Saturday night at approximately 7:30 while answering a call at the Marathon Gas station on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was shot by an assailant and immediately rushed to the Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center by a fellow officer where he underwent emergency surgery and is currently listed in critical but stable condition. A suspect is in custody at this time. “Words cannot express the emotions running through the Fort Myers Police family at this time,” said Chief of Police Derrick Diggs. “Our department spent the night in anxious anticipation as our comrade and co-worker underwent lifesaving surgery. We are grateful to the many people and agencies who have expressed their support, to the medical professionals who rushed to save him and to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) for their immediate assistance with this situation,” he added. Twenty nine year old Officer Jobbers-Miller has been a member of the FMPD since September of 2015 and was the only officer injured during this incident. His family has been notified and is at his side.

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“Words cannot express the emotions running through the Fort Myers Police family at this time,” said Chief of Police Derrick Diggs. “Our department spent the night in anxious anticipation as our comrade and co-worker underwent lifesaving surgery.

“We are grateful to the many people and agencies who have expressed their support, to the medical professionals who rushed to save him and to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) for their immediate assistance with this situation, Diggs said.”    

[caption id="attachment_217126" align="alignnone" width="915"]The Marathon station where the shooting occurred. (Google Maps screenshot) The Marathon station where a shooting occurred on July 21, 2018. (Google Maps screenshot)[/caption]

The suspected shooter was subsequently arrested.

According to Fox4 News, the suspect was injured during the arrest.

Fox4 asked Walter Zalisko, CEO of the private investigation firm Global Investigative Group and former chief of police in Oak Hill, Florida, why more information about the arrest hadn’t been released.

“The fact that the suspect is still alive, so police don’t want to put out a lot of information at this point,” Zalisko explained. “If the suspect was deceased, then they would be bringing out a lot more information. But the investigative process is going to be very careful and meticulous now.”

Gov. Rick Scott tweeted the he had contacted Fort Myers and Lee County law enforcement and offered whatever resources they needed.

Jobbers-Miller has been serving with the Fort Myers Police Department since 2015.

His family was notified and joined him in the hospital after surgery.

From NTD.tv