Vital tipster could help make arrest in ZombiCon shooting

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One person who contacted Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers between Nov. 11- Nov. 13 is believed to have crucial information that may lead to an arrest in the ZombiCon shooting.

Over the last seven months, detectives have investigated several hundred tips in relation to the shooting in downtown Fort Myers on Oct. 17 that killed Okeechobee resident Expavious Taylor, 20, and left four others injured.

Detectives are now searching for one particular tipster who they’d like to gain more information from, said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers coordinator.

“If there was ever a moment in our community where one person can make a difference, this is that moment,” Routte said. “We are anxious to talk to that individual, still with the assurance of anonymity, to glean more information on the details that were provided back in November.”

Anyone who contacted Crime Stoppers between Nov. 11- Nov. 13 is asked to call authorities Wednesday between 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. In the event that the tipster cannot call during that specific time, the same opportunity will be available the following Wednesday, June 1, again between 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The Crime Stoppers hotline is 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). The reward for information leading to an arrest in this particular case is $36,000.

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