COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Witness descriptions helped detectives make two arrests on felony charges after three shots were fired into an East Naples residence Monday afternoon, narrowly missing one of the people inside.
Julio Cezar Prado, 19, of 1303 Barbizon Lane in East Naples, and a minor from Golden Gate Estates, are facing one count each of shooting a missile into a dwelling.
The two victims told deputies that they were sitting inside the residence on Estey Ave. around 3:20 p.m. when they heard gunshots and observed holes in a door, according to Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest reports.
Both victims said they did not know who fired the shots, reports said.
CCSO crime scene investigators responded to the scene of the shooting. Using lasers and string to show the trajectories of the bullets, they discovered that two of the three bullets came within inches of striking Walker where he was sitting at a table, reports said.
Multiple witnesses told detectives they saw two men flee from in front of the victims' door after the gunshots. Witness accounts helped lead detectives to Prado and the juvenile as possible suspects.
Further investigation led deputies to the home of one of the minor's relatives in the Estates. Deputies learned that the boy and Prado had been at the relative's home, but had fled into nearby woods. The relative told detectives that her .38-caliber revolver was missing, reports said.
The suspects refused family requests to turn themselves in to law enforcement, reports said.
A CCSO detective maintained telephone contact with the juvenile, and after multiple conversations, he and Prado came out of hiding and were taken into custody, reports said.
A .38 revolver was located near where the pair came out of the woods. The weapon was fully loaded with the hammer back, reports said.