Lee County deputies investigating Lehigh Acres homicide

Published: January 6, 2022 6:03 AM EST
Updated: January 6, 2022 6:09 PM EST

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirms it is investigating a homicide in Lehigh Acres Thursday morning.

LCSO has blocked off Gerald Avenue from East 7th Street to East 6th Street.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday afternoon that it was investigating a shooting. They said a fight turned into a shots fire call last night at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

LCSO said the incident was isolated, all parties involved are accounted for and that there is no danger to the public.

Deputies have not announced an arrest.

One woman told WINK News her son was killed.

She arrived at the home early Thursday morning and discovered it was her son lying in a bush.

Most Neighbors said they didn’t expect something like this to happen in their area.

Mirella Abreu, who lives across the street from where the man was found, said he heard helicopters circling the area Wednesday night for about an hour.

Stephanie Cabrera, who lives nearby, said she is used to letting her children play outside. She said she moved to the area for its safety and security.

“I’ve never had a problem out here,” Cabrera said. “So now it’s like I’m not going to be able to do that.”

But Robert Frazier said he doesn’t feel that way.

“There’s been a lot of crime that’s been happening here in Lehigh Acres. I’ve been here for a year and it’s getting pretty bad,” said Frazier. “It makes you kind of scared, is something else going to happen again. Innocent children are getting hurt.”