Posted February 15, 2017 10:46 am by Comments

By Bob Owens


A concealed carrier in Florida who stopped his car on a busy highway to help a Lee County Deputy under attack by an attempted cop-killer has been formally cleared in the November 14, 2016 shooting.

A Lehigh Acres man has been cleared in the citizen-involved shooting that killed the attacker of a Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy along Interstate 75.

Ashad Russell, 35, acted lawfully in shooting and killing Edward Strother on the exit ramp of I-75 and Corkscrew Road in Estero on Nov. 14, according to the state attorney’s office. Russell was coming to the defense of Deputy First Class Dean Bardes.

“Our agency review is closed and no further action shall be taken by this office based upon the facts presented by this investigation and the applicable law,” said a Tuesday release from the state attorney’s office. “The citizen, Ashad Russell, has requested to remain out of the public eye. We would ask that you respect his privacy.”

Ashad Russell came to the assistance of Deputy First Class Dean Bardes after Strother twice tried to kill the law enforcement officer. Strother first tried to kill the deputy by trying to run him down as Bardes tried to work the scene …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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