Reward for information on ZombiCon shooting now stands at $35K
FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD) is partnering up with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to offer $35,000 in reward money to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing one and injuring five others at ZombiCon.
Expavious Tyrell Taylor, 20, of Okeechobee, was shot and killed outside Los Cabos Cantina on First Street during the event in downtown Fort Myers.
More than a week after the shooting, no arrests have been made although Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has received more than 60 tips related to the incident. Now, FBI Tampa has pledged $10,000 in addition to FMPD’s $25,000 reward money in the homicide investigation.
Taylor’s family has now hired local attorney Scot Goldberg to look into the event’s security.
“I really want to know what the plan was. I want to know what they did and had anything different from the years before,” said Goldberg. “We also want to look and see if there’s any medical payments, coverages for the event, or any of the organizers that would defray some of the costs for the families that have put in money because of these injuries or deaths.”
Anyone with information or who captured still photographs or video files either before, during or after ZombiCon is asked to call the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.