Gun-related arrest made in connection to Club Blu shooting

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Lehigh Acres woman has been arrested and is facing gun-related charges in connection to the Club Blu mass shooting, WINK News has learned.

Jazmin Challana Barron, 33, is accused of having bought a gun with shell casings that match those found at the scene of the Club Blu mass shooting, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which served the warrant and criminal complaint. The ATF said she bought the gun at a Lehigh Acres shop in February of last year and lied about her address on federal forms.

She initially claimed the gun was stolen, the ATF said.

Barron, who’s retained Fort Myers attorney Robert Harris, faces up to 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. She was released Friday afternoon on an unsecured $25,000 bond.

She had no comment to WINK News as she walked out of jail.

Barron allegedly purchased the gun at Gunsmoke and Lead on 5513 Eight Street Southwest. Store operators expressed shock over the news but declined further comment.

ATF said a total of six guns have been recovered in connection to the Club Blu shooting, including one believed to have been used on the 2500 block of Parkway Street, where at least one house and a few cars were shot the same night. The Fort Myers Police Department found the firearms, which are now at Florida Department of Law Enforcement headquarters.

Barron’s arrest is the fourth since the shooting, which took place just after midnight Monday morning. Three other persons of interest were detained this week and are now free on bond.

Lee County arrest records show Barron was last in custody in 2007, when she was faced theft charges.

Writer:Chuck Myron
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