25-year-old man arrested in Lehigh Acres shooting

Deputies arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a shooting Thursday morning that left one dead and another injured in Lehigh Acres, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Kerome Brown, 25, will be charged on two counts of attempted murder, child abuse and murder.

Kerome Brown. photo courtesy of Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a shooting around 2:30 a.m. to the 2800 block of 52nd Street West and found two people injured.

A female victim who has not been named at this time called a friend, Edgar Harrell, asking to be picked up along with her 11-month-old infant, according to LCSO.

Brown was in the home with the female victim at the time, according to police, and got upset when the friend arrived.

When deputies got to the scene, they heard gunshots and saw a vehicle fleeing the area, and pursued the vehicle and had to use a PITT maneuver. The pursuit lasted six minutes, according to LCSO and ended near the 2500 block of Lee Boulevard.

Harrell succumbed to his injuries, while the female victim is receiving medical treatment, according to the sheriff’s office. The infant suffered minor injuries.

The isolated incident poses no threat to the community, the sheriff’s office said.

Reporter:Janae Muchmore
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