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.