A Fort Myers Police officer is recovering from serious injuries after he was shot in the line of duty Saturday night. He is still in critical condition.
Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was shot around 7:30 p.m. at the Marathon Gas station on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard while on duty. He was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center by another officer where he was taken into emergency surgery. The suspect is in custody.
Officer Jobbers-Miller is in critical but stable condition. The Fort Myers Police Department told us they are covering the costs.
The area around the scene was closed off all Saturday night into Sunday m morning. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.
The 29-year-old officer has been with FMPD since September 2015.
The Fort Myers Police Department held a press conference Monday afternoon and released the name of the suspect, 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret. He has non-life threatening injuries and is in custody.
The police department also reached out over Facebook Monday afternoon asking the community for O negative blood donations.
Desmaret has been booked in jail 11 times by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, according to arrest records. His charges have included burglary, larceny, and drug charges.
The arrests range between 2010 and 2016.
He will be charged with at least eight felonies, the Fort Myers Police Department said in Monday’s press conference.
Additional reporting by Tianna Jenkins.