Friday, September 1, 2017
On August 31, 2017 at approximately 5:16 p.m., deputies responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call at 431 Lazy Way, Fort Myers Beach.
Deputies arrived and tried to speak to the subject. The subject pointed a firearm that appeared to be a rifle at a deputy. The deputy, fearing for his life and safety, discharged his firearm. The subject succumbed to her injuries.
The decedent has been identified as Debi Lynn Thorkelson (DOB 7-8-63).
Four deputies have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol for this type of case.
The investigation continues.