Skip to main content
We may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on this site. Read our full Disclosure here.

WILD: Graphic Video Shows SWAT Team Firing Shot Through Computer To Free Hostages From Bank Robber


A video that is going viral on X shows the moment a sniper from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office fired a shot through a computer monitor and hit a bank robber in the forehead who was holding a woman hostage.

On February 6th, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery call at the Fort Myers Bank of America.

As officers arrived on the scene, the suspect held a woman hostage by placing a knife to her neck.

After several failed negotiation attempts, the SWAT team arrived along with a sniper unit and eventually fired a shot through a computer monitor, killing the suspect.

Watch the moment it went down here:

Here’s what Fox News reported:

Video released by a Florida sheriff’s office shows the moment a sniper shot through a computer monitor and killed a suspected armed bank robber who was holding hostages.

It all unfolded Feb. 6 at a Fort Myers Bank of America, said Sheriff Carmine Marceno of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). Responding deputies discovered the suspect had a knife and claimed he had a bomb while detaining a man and a woman.

“We tried to negotiate with him continuously,” Marceno said in a previous press conference, adding that at one point, the suspect held a knife to the female hostage’s throat.

It was after the suspect “presented deadly force” that an LCSO Special Operations Unit sniper fired a “planned and deliberate shot through a computer monitor,” striking the suspect in the center of the forehead and killing him instantly.

Per KATV:

A video released by Florida deputies shows a sniper shooting and killing the suspect of an armed robbery through a computer monitor.

The newly released video from Lee County Sheriff’s Office shows deputies in Fort Myers, Florida negotiating with a 36-year-old man, who attempted to rob a Bank of America. Deputies noted the man had taken two people hostage inside an office after authorities arrived on the scene.

Police sniper shoots, kills suspect of armed bank robbery through computer monitor (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)
Police sniper shoots, kills suspect of armed bank robbery through computer monitor (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

According to officials, the suspect told police that he had a bomb before using two hostages as a human shield. A negotiator attempted to get the suspect to surrender, but the 36-year-old put one of the hostages in a headlock before holding a knife to her throat, which prompted authorities to take action, Sheriff Carmine Marceno said during a news conference.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office video showed SWAT members outside the bank, with a sniper using another officer’s shoulder to steady the rifle.



 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Leave a comment
Thanks for sharing!