FORT MYERS, Fla.- A suspect in a shooting that led police on a chase near Fort Myers High School Thursday night made his first appearance in court Friday morning. Police are calling the incident a "drug deal gone bad."
One of the men arrested in the incident, 21-year-old Jamal Stillman is in Lee County jail this afternoon being held on $70,000 bond. He is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer, and marijuana possession.
WINK News was the only team there when another man involved in the incident was detained last night. Shortly after, police and witnesses reported hearing gunfire near the campus of Fort Myers High School, around 7 p.m. A JV football game that was about to begin was cancelled, and people were asked to leave the grounds.
According to a police report, a Fort Myers Police officer was monitoring the freshman football game in progress when he heard shots fired. Behind the school, he found three men, including Stillman, who told the officer another man had opened fire on them. While patting two of the men down, the officer said Stillman made a run for it. That led to a chase across school grounds into a nearby parking lot. Coincidentally, other officers were training in the area and immediately responded.
Stillman was found with 122.4 grams of marijuana on him. Police also recovered a ski mask they say he dropped while running from police.
Fort Myers Police have not yet released the name of the other person who was taken in to custody. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.