Fort Myers police investigate deadly shooting

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers police are investigating a deadly shooting.

Officers responded to shots fired shortly after 2 a.m. Monday at the Tropical Creole Restaurant on Fowler Street.

When police arrived they found a man on the ground outside the restaurant with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital but later died from his injuries. Police say two men exchanged gunfire, and the other person involved staying on scene to talk to detectives.

It is unknown whether that man will face charges in the shooting, but a source close to the investigation tells WINK News that police are looking into the “strong possibility” that the shooting was in self-defense.

Police took down the crime scene tape around 6 a.m. and reopened the strip mall. There was about a dozen evidence markers scattered across the parking lot.

If you have any information, call Detective Al Antonini of the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.


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