Man accused of killing FMPD officer makes first appearance Monday

The suspect in the death of a Fort Myers Police officer is being held without bond on first-degree murder charges.

Wisner Desmaret, 29, made his first appearance in court Monday morning after being transferred Sunday night from Lee Memorial hospital to the Lee County Jail.

The State Attorney’s Office announced Monday that a grand jury will be convened to consider the case of State vs. Winser Desmaret.

Desmaret said in court Monday morning he was the real target.

“Yes ma’am I’m the one that they was trying to murder,” Desmaret said. “Everybody wanna kill me.”

Desmaret is being held without bond.

“I don’t have no money to pay for no bond anyway,” Desmaret said.

Desmaret’s next court date is Aug. 27 at 8:30 a.m.

He sustained non-life threatening injuries while being apprehended after allegedly shooting Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller.

Jobbers-Miller died from his injuries Saturday after being shot in the head on July 21, while responding to an incident at a Marathon gas station on Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

MORE: Fundraisers to support Officer Jobbers-Miller

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller. Credit: Fort Myers Police Department.

Officers attend 1st appearance in solidarity of fallen colleague 

Officers are still standing in numbers to support fallen officer Jobbers-Miller.

They crowded a courtroom as the man accused of shooting their colleague took the stand.

Desmaret is sitting in the Lee County Jail.

Looking into Jobbers-Miller’s personnel file, it shows how dedicated he was to his community.

An initial 2015 performance review said Jobbers-Miller was eager, but just not ready.

A jump in his 2016 performance review said the department would like to see Jobbers-Miller become a role model to other officers.

Now locals are rallying around the fallen officer in many ways, like making plaques.

“When it hits this close to home…it’s hard,” said Andy Artessa. “I’m just glad that we’re able to do it, that it will last a life time. It’s different than a photograph.”

One of the plaques is in the Fort Myers police station, and the other was given to Jobbers-Miller’s family.

“Everybody that sees one or gets one is so happy and it’s unique,” Artessa said.

Artessa added he’ll make as many as the family wants.

Artessa said he started making plaques about six months ago, and is happy he can give back to the officer’s family in some way.

Timeline

SATURDAY

7:16 p.m. Citizen called 911  saying suspect was hassling a group of people at the Marathon Gas station.

7:19 p.m. Responding officer made contact with suspect Wisner on Flint Drive.

Approx. 7:26 p.m. Officer Jobbers-Miller is shot.

Approx. 7:29 p.m. Officer Jobbers-Miller is taken to the hospital by another officer.

Approx 7:30 p.m. Suspect barricaded himself inside Marathon Gas Station.

Between 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Suspect is shot by an officer and transported to Lee Memorial with non-life threatening injuries.

9:04 p.m FMPD confirms in a press conference an officer is in ‘Serious condition’ and in surgery.

9:05 p.m. Gov. Rick Scott talks with Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs offering any resources needed.

9:25 p.m. Chief Derrick Diggs confirms a shooting left officer and suspect injured.

MONDAY

9:09 a.m. Fort Myers Police make a plea for type O- blood donations

2:00 p.m. Chief Diggs names Wisner Desmaret, 29, as the suspect in the shooting. Officer Jobbers-Miller remains in critical but stable condition.

TUESDAY

GoFundMe for Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, started by the Fort Myers Police Department raises over $27K in 24-hours.

Father of accused shooter reacts to news of son’s arrest in an interview.

WEDNESDAY

Other than non-life threatening, the condition of the suspect remains unknown. Officer Jobbers-Miller remains in critical but stable condition according to FMPD.

WINK reports new video that shows the man accused of shooting officer Jobbers-Miller running from the scene.

THURSDAY

In a statement, FMPD said, “The family of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller and the Fort Myers Police Department are extremely grateful for the donations, thoughts, and wishes that have been extended by members of the community.”

Officer Jobbers-Miller remains in critical but stable condition.

FRIDAY

Officer Jobbers-Miller remains in critical but stable condition at Lee Memorial Hospital. FMPD said, “We continue to ask for payers and support for Officer Jobbers-Miller, his family and the Fort Myers Police Department.”

SATURDAY

6:50 p.m. FMPD announced Officer Jobbers-Miller “has passed away as a result of the injuries…”

SUNDAY

The body of Officer Jobbers-Miller is transported in a procession from the medical examiners’ office to a funeral home as officers, first responders and citizens line the streets.

8:30 p.m. Wisner Desmaret is transferred from Lee Memorial Hospital to the Lee County Jail to face first-degree murder charges in a first appearance Monday.

MONDAY

9:30 a.m. Wisner Desmaret will face a judge for a first appearance facing charges of first-degree murder.

Reporter:Morgan Rynor
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