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Murder Suicide Rocks Port Charlotte Neighborhood



Around 9:30 Wednesday morning, a call was placed into the Charlotte County Sheriffs office reporting multiple shots fired heard on Great Falls Terrace. When deputies arrived they found a single female victim in the driver seat of her vehicle. Multiple rounds were fired into the vehicle striking the female.

After investigation, deputies learned that the suspect who shot into the vehicle – which was located in the driveway – had fled back inside the home, where he remained for hours.

Aviation and SWAT were on scene while members attempted to make contact with the suspect. After hours of unsuccessful attempts to make contact via agency negotiators, the SWAT team used additional resources to confirm the suspect was, in fact, deceased inside the home.

Names of those involved will not be released at this time as next of kin have not been notified.