From NBC2 in Lee County, Florida:
A Good Samaritan with a concealed carry permit shot a man who was attacking a Lee County deputy on an I-75 off-ramp Monday morning.
Witnesses who say they saw the whole thing happen told us a deputy tried to pull over a man near the Corkscrew exit.
The suspect took off in his vehicle, reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Eventually, the driver got out of his car on an off-ramp and attacked the deputy.
That’s when witnesses say a third person came over and shot the suspect, who later died.
Witnesses saw the driver attack the deputy before they say another man ran up with a gun shouting at the suspect to stop.
“I saw the deputy and the suspect out of their cars with the doors both wide open and they were some type of altercation,” Ambrosini said.
“He just kept beating him and beating him,” said Shanta Holditch. She said the deputy was pulled out of his patrol car by the suspect, “throwing him to the ground and punching him in all different directions.”
“I heard like three shots. He fell down on top of the police officer,” said Mr. Smith, a witness. “After a moment, the police officer rolled him back over, got on his mic, then rolled over back on the ground besides the guy.”
Holditch said the suspect “refused to get off the officer and the officer kept yelling, ‘shoot him, shoot him, shoot him,’ and then he shot him. I think approximately three shots were heard.”