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Women in attempted suicide-by-cop incident taken into custody

May 17, 2017
By TIFFANY REPECKI (trepecki@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

A Lehigh Acres woman has been charged in connection to a recent suicide-by-cop attempt.

Nicole Amy Kramer, 46, of 25 Palm Blvd., was arrested and charged on May 16 with one count of assault on an officer firefighter EMT. She is being held at the Lee County Jail on $50,000 bond.

At about 3:33 a.m. April 22, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a service call about a suspect having shot into an occupied vehicle on Interstate 75, near mile marker 139. As the first deputy arrived, the caller - later identified as Kramer - exited her vehicle and raised a firearm toward the deputy.

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Nicole Amy Kramer

The LCSO reported that Kramer refused numerous verbal commands to drop the firearm and began advancing toward the deputy. In response to the situation, the deputy fired at Kramer, hitting her once.

Kramer was given immediate first aid and was transported to a local hospital.

The deputy was not injured in the incident, according to officials.

An investigation revealed that Kramer had tried suicide numerous times and had placed the phony 911 call with the intention of confronting law enforcement and provoking deadly force. The weapon she used was a black air soft pistol, which had no visible markings to distinguish it from an actual firearm.

The LCSO reported that a handwritten note located in Kramer's vehicle detailed her plan and apologized to law enforcement for forcing them to kill her.

On May 16, Kramer was released from the hospital and taken to the jail for booking.

 
 

 

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