Man arrested after shooting at East Naples lounge
EAST NAPLES, Fla. — One person is dead following a shooting early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Break Time Lounge on 4630 Gulfstream Drive, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.
Carlos Ruben Rodriguez of 4520 Gulfstream Drive, Unit 7, is facing charges of murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The incident happened around 1 a.m. and Rodriguez was arrested a few hours later. Deputies have classified the incident as a homicide.
Two women were shot. One victim, Kelsey Engelsen, 24, was taken to NCH Downtown Naples Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.
Another victim, 26-year-old Massachusetts resident Cassandra Santos, was treated for minor injuries on scene.
The suspect fled and barricaded himself in a residence along Gulfstream Drive, authorities said. In addition, there was a SWAT presence on scene to negotiate a peaceful exit with the suspect.
An argument took place between several people, including Rodriguez, in the back parking lot of the lounge prior to the shooting, the sheriff’s office said. A motive for the shooting is unclear.
Sheriff’s office detectives recovered the gun believed to have been used in the shooting, they said.
WINK News Reporter Jessica Alpern went live via Facebook from the scene: