Published: Sep 09, 2010 3:24 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 08, 2010 4:30 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The deceased suspect has been identified as Kamyn Jodeci William Bright (d.o.b. 10-25-92).

WINK News has uncovered the 17-year-old suspect shot by police during the robbery had an extensive criminal history.

Kamyn Bright's first run-in with the law happened in 2005, when as a juvenile, he was arrested for petit theft and sentenced to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

In 2006, he went back to the DJJ after being convicted of a felony for burglary and grand theft of a firearm. He plead no contest in 2007 to charges of battery of a detention staff member and was charged a second time in 2007 of battery on a juvenile probation officer.

In 2008, he was arrested again on burglary, theft of a fire arm, vehicle theft in Lee County, and presenting false ID to a law enforcement officer in Collier County.

Just back in February of this year, he was charged with possession of a weapon by a felon.


Axe is in stable condition and being monitored very closely as clinical signs may sometimes appear 24-48 hours post trauma. Axe showed interest in food today and treatment will continue as well as observation for the next 24-48 hours. Axe is nine years old. Rosco was four years old.


Police have arrested two people in connection with the crime. Gilberto Amaya (d.o.b. 12-14-79) is charged with felony murder and robbery with a firearm. Leandro Fermin (d.o.b. 1-14-89) has been charged with felony murder, robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit a first degree felony. Police have learned that Fermin, an employee of the McDonalds assisted Amaya and the deceased suspect by leaving the back door of the restaurant unsecured. Amaya agreed to pay Fermin $300 for his involvement in the crime.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 10:33 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to an armed robbery in progress at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 2955 Colonial Boulevard. Upon arrival officers saw two suspects inside the restaurant armed with handguns. Both suspects fled the scene. One suspect took off on foot the other in a vehicle. Officers pursued both suspects.

An FMPD officer and his K9 partner pursued one suspect on foot. The suspect began shooting at them hitting K9 Partner Rosco. The officer continued to pursue the suspect on foot. Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was shot and killed at 4415 Metro Parkway.

At the same time officers were pursuing the second suspect in his vehicle. The suspect hit K9 Partner Axe (pronounced ox) with his vehicle. The pursuit took officers out to Lehigh Acres. The suspect lost control of his vehicle at a high rate of speed and crashed at Joel Boulevard and S.R. 80. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

K9 Partners Rosco and Axe were transported to an emergency animal hospital. Rosco died on the way to the hospital. Axe is in stable condition.

The robbery is under investigation. As standard procedure the two officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the department’s Professional Standards Bureau.