Downtown Fort Myers shooting suspect Jasmine Battle turns herself in

Published: August 19, 2022 6:56 PM EDT
Updated: August 20, 2022 10:01 AM EDT
Jasmine Battle
Jasmine Battle mug shot after turning herself in for downtown Fort Myers shooting. (CREDIT: LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)

Jasmine Battle, 29, wanted in relation to the Sunday morning downtown Fort Myers shooting, turned herself over to the Fort Myers Police.

According to the Fort Myers Police Department, Battle will be transported to Lee County Jail to be booked and will be held without bond until her first appearance.

Battle’s first appearance hearing is expected to take place on Sunday morning.

Jasmine Battle
Jasmine Battle turns herself into FMPD. (CREDIT: FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT)

The shooting happened in a downtown Fort Myers parking lot at 2201 Second Street at around 2 a.m.

Fort Myers police said there was an increase in officers at the time of the shooting because it was closing time at many of the bars. They were able to render medical aide within seconds, according to a Facebook post. The injuries sustained by at least one victim were non-life-threatening injuries, they said.

On Thursday, police arrested Kendrick Hubbell and accused of pointing a gun at someone in downtown Fort Myers. However, according to an arrest report, they did not find a gun and the victim never came forward.

The violent incidents have sparked calls for action to make the area safer, leading to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office posting its mobile surveillance center in downtown Fort Myers on Friday. 

Battle, who has a lengthy criminal history in Lee County, was named as a suspect on Thursday and turned herself in on Friday.

Details have not been released on how authorities determined she was a suspect.