Friday, October 22, 2010

Update: CCSO: Off-Duty Deputy Shot Self At Park

UPDATE: Cpl. Flater has died of her injury.

Original news release,
Posted 10/22/2010

CCSO: Off-Duty Deputy Shot Self At Park

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting involving a deputy at an East Naples park Friday evening.

Deputies found Cpl. Erin Flater wounded from a self-inflicted gunshot at Sugden Regional Park shortly before 6 p.m.

Investigators said Cpl. Flater and another person were ending their relationship when Cpl. Flater, who was off-duty, took out her personal weapon, a 40-caliber Glock, and shot herself.

Investigators said that Cpl. Flater was emotionally overcome by the personal stresses of the relationship. At no time were park visitors in any danger.

Cpl. Flater, 29, joined the Sheriff’s Office on March 14, 2006. She is assigned to the road patrol division in the sheriff’s East Naples district.

An investigation continues.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.