Slain Fort Myers DJ remembered as ‘giving,’ ‘loving’
FORT MYERS, Fla. Wendy White thought it was some kind of sick April Fool’s joke.
The North Fort Myers woman couldn’t believe longtime friend Rogerio Anjos, a 34-year-old Fort Myers man known to many as DJ Roger Brazil, had been shot and killed after an argument over a parking spot at an adult nightclub.
“Whatever was happening could’ve been talked about,” White said. “Maybe even fighting. Let’s throw some punches, but you know, why pull out a gun and, you know, immediately resort to that?
Anjos died Saturday at Lee Memorial Hospital from the gunshot wounds he suffered at 2 a.m. that morning at Scarlett’s Cabaret on 3650 Fowler St., Fort Myers police said. He leaves behind a 12-year-old son.
Three unidentified men fled the scene in a dark colored hatchback vehicle with a yellow-and-blue New York State license plate, according to police.
All three of the men had Florida IDs, the nightclub said. The homicide was the city’s first in 2017.
“It’s just surreal that this has happened, and again, it’s not fair,” White said. “I hope they find the people that did this, because they had no right to take him from us.”
Anjos “liked to spread the music, to spread the love” in life and in his work as a DJ, White recalled.
“He was awesome,” White said. “He was very helpful. He was very giving. If anybody ever needed anything, he was always here for a lending hand. He was just a very giving and loving friend to many.”
The timing of his death made it especially tragic, White believes.
“He was blossoming right now with his business and his work,” she said. “You know, things were about to explode for him.”
A funeral for Anjos will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 1056 NE Seventh Terrace in Cape Coral.