Fort Myers Police Officer Dies a Week After Being Shot

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Fort Myers Police Department

A Florida police officer has died from injuries he sustained in a shooting last weekend.

Fort Myers police said in a news release that 29-year-old Adam Jobbers-Miller died Saturday at a local hospital.

Authorities say Jobbers-Miller had been shot in the head July 21 by a fleeing suspect while responding to a reported assault and cellphone theft at a gas station. He was hospitalized and had been in critical condition ever since.

The Fort Myers News-Press reports the suspect, 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret, was taken into custody after being shot by another officer. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

Jobbers-Miller had been with the force since September 2015.

"It is with a heavy heart that we inform our community that Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller has passed away as a result of the injuries sustained on Saturday, July 21st," FMPD said in a statement on a GoFundMe page. "We ask that you continue to pray for Officer Jobbers-Miller’s family, friends and our entire Fort Myers Police Department Family."

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