COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A man wanted in connection with the Feb. 2 shootings that left one man dead and another man injured in Immokalee has turned himself in.
Gens Cadete, 28, was wanted on a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest warrant charging him with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The warrant was issued based on information and evidence gathered during the investigation, detectives said.
Detectives said Ernst Ganem, 20, and Gotty Charles, 19, were sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot at 601 W. Delaware Ave., around 12:30 a.m. when they got into an altercation with Cadete. Cadete then produced a weapon and shot both victims as they sat in the vehicle.
Ganem was transported to NCH North Collier Hospital, where he later died. Charles, of Lehigh Acres, was transported to a local trauma center for treatment and was later released.
In a statement released this afternoon, Cadete's attorney, David Brener, said he has every intention of facing the charges against him, and that they are confident that when all the facts are known, Cadete will be exonerated. Brener continued by saying, "Cadete has strong ties to the community, and is neither a risk of flight nor a danger to others."