Lehigh Acres man sentenced to 20 years for Fort Myers homicide

Published: October 5, 2021 2:16 PM EDT
Updated: October 5, 2021 2:19 PM EDT
Frank Lewis Brown (CREDIT: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

A 29-year-old Lehigh Acres man was sentenced to 20 years for the shooting death of a man on South Street in Fort Myers.

According to the state attorney’s office, Frank Lewis Brown pleaded no contest, and was adjudicated guilty, on Tuesday morning just before a jury was to be selected for trial.

The shooting happened on Aug. 6, 2017. Brown was arrested in January of 2018.

Fort Myers police officers responded to a shots fired call and found a man who had been shot in the backseat of the car as it was backing out of the driveway.

The victim, 26-year-old Theodore Bell III, died on scene.

The shooter hid in nearby bushes.