News

Florida sniper shoots, kills bank robber holding hostages through computer monitor: Video

Please log in or register to do it.

Video released by a Florida sheriff’s office shows the moment a sniper had to shoot through a computer monitor, killing an suspected armed bank robber who was holding hostages.

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

“We tried to negotiate with him continuously,” Sheriff 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, sending a “planned and deliberate shot through a computer monitor,” striking the suspect in the center of the forehead and killing him instantly.   

FLORIDA BEACH VACATION HOTSPOT CLOSED AFTER BACK-TO-BACK SHARK ATTACKS

FL LCSO sniper before firing

Moment before a Lee County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit sniper fired upon an alleged bank robber who was holding hostages on Feb. 6, 2024.  (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

The suspect, identified by local WFTX-TV as 36-year-old Sterling Alavache, fell to the ground while the hostages ran away. 

After the suspect was shot, flash bangs were used as distraction devices as the Special Operations Unit moved in to remove the hostages and confirm that the suspect was “no longer a threat,” the sheriff said.

NUMBER OF NEW GUN OWNERS SINCE 2020 ELECTION SURGED TO EQUAL POPULATION OF FLORIDA: REPORT

FL alleged bank robber hiding between hostages

The suspect was allegedly armed with a knife, and also told responding deputies that he had a bomb. He can be seen here, hiding between the two hostages.  (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

LCSO showcases computer monitor shot through

LCSO circled the computer monitor behind the teller counter that the sniper shot through to hit the suspect in his forehead.  (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Towards the end of the video shared by LCSO, the monitor could be seen with a gaping hole through it, but still functioning. 

“Firing through barriers is a trained and routinely practiced skill by Lee County Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit snipers,” LCSO public information officer Lieutenant Todd Olmer said in the video shared on Facebook. “The .308 caliber bullet used is specifically selected due to its known ballistic reliability traveling through intermediate barriers.”

Related Posts
Israeli Defense Forces release video showing evidence of Hamas weapons, tunnels linking to hospital basements

Video footage released by Israel Defense Forces shows the inside of a tunnel system used by Hamas terrorists, connecting to Read more

FDNY blames e-scooter battery for fire that kills 3 family members

The New York Fire Department is warning of the dangers of non-safety certified lithium-ion batteries after an e-scooter battery was Read more

US Navy destroyer shoots down drone from Yemen in the Red Sea

The USS Thomas Hudner, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, shot down a drone from Yemen in the Red Sea on Wednesday, Read more

Wildebeest fights for its life as determined crocodile attacks — all caught on video by tour guide

A tour group got quite the sight in the wilds of Tanzania while standing just a few feet away from Read more

Contribute to Finance Bill, Senator urges residents – Kenya News Agency
Lender donates laptops for registration of boda boda operators – Kenya News Agency

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *