Suspect captured after shooting at business center in Charlotte County

Suspect captured after shooting at business center in Charlotte County
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says Potter is a suspect in a shooting at a business center in Port Charlotte. (Source: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies in Charlotte County have captured for a 21-year-old man following a shooting at a business center in Port Charlotte early Friday morning.

The sheriff’s office says around 2:15am, they were called to Emerald City at 1225 Tamiami Trail for a shooting that left one victim injured. The victim is currently in stable condition.

This is a major business area for Port Charlotte, with other nearby businesses including restaurants such as Olive Garden and Steak 'n Shake, a movie theater, retailers such as Target and Walmart, as well as grocery stores and the Port Charlotte Town Center.

Deputies say information they learned led them to identify 21-year-old Gary Allen Potter II as a suspect. The sheriff’s office put out an alert to the community as deputies searched for him.

Around 10:45am Friday, the sheriff’s office reported that Potter had been captured in Lee County.

Their investigation into the shooting continues.

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