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Man killed during shooting at Central Avenue

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Fort Myers Police Officers responded to a shooting at 2475 Central Avenue on June 1st. Police found a locked blue Ford SUV with a man shot inside, when they arrived. Officials broke the drivers side window to open the door and found Montrell Amari O’Neal inside. He had a large gunshot wound on his forehead, according to police. O’Neal was pronounced dead at the scene. While investigating, officers found a black Toyota Camry and a white Toyota Sequoia with bullet holes in the area. Two witnesses in the nearby complex told officers they heard gunshots but...

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Fort Myers police officer involved in Freeh Report back on leave

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A Fort Myers police officer is back on leave following allegations of misconduct. The Fort Myers Police Department said an internal investigation has started Wednesday into misconduct allegations committed by Officer Jason Jackson. FMPD Chief Derrick Diggs said the FBI provided information to the department after conducting a lengthy investigation of Officer Jackson and three former officers. The chief said the internal investigation will be conducted in accordance with Florida’s Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, which requires all information provided...

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Fort Myers Police Chief Diggs’ contract extended by city council

FORT MYERS, Fla.– The Fort Myers City Council has extended Fort Myers Police Chief Diggs’ contract. The contract was set to expire in August. Chief Diggs joined the council meeting through Zoom when he was asked if he would like to stay in Fort Myers, Monday night. “While these are challenging times my commitment to improving the public safety in the city of Fort Myers is unwavered,” said Diggs. Diggs and the City Manager still need to work out the details of his contract. The post Fort Myers Police Chief Diggs’ contract extended by city council appeared first...

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Rescue crews respond to Fort Myers school bus crash

FORT MYERS, Fla. — At least one person was injured in a crash involving a school bus on Edison Avenue near Veronica S Shoemaker Avenue Friday morning, officials said. Rescue crews and officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the scene just before 9:30 a.m. At least one person was taken into an ambulance on a stretcher. The crash caused a roadblock in the area, so use caution as crews work to clear the scene. Expect delays. The post Rescue crews respond to Fort Myers school bus crash appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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At least one injured in overnight McGregor Boulevard crash

FORT MYERS, Fla. — At least one person was hurt in a crash that temporarily shut down a portion of McGregor Boulevard overnight. Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the scene near Sandra Drive. A single vehicle slammed into a palm tree, officers said. The driver was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. Their condition is not known. The crash shut down McGregor Boulevard at Sandra Drive for about two hours as officers investigated the crash. Investigators were seen taking photos of the damaged car. McGregor has since been reopened. The post At least one injured in overnight...

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More than 20 Fort Myers auto shops burglarized between May and June

FORT MYERS, Fla. – At least 20 auto dealerships and repair shops have been targeted in the West District of the City of Fort Myers between May 1 and June 1, according to police. Several businesses along Fowler Street and Cleveland Avenue have reported stolen cars and burglaries, like RNS Automotive, which was hit on May 21. NBC2 previously covered the crime, in which the Fort Myers Police Department released to surveillance video of a suspect with a “unique walk.” PREVIOUS COVERAGE: VIDEO: Police search for Fort Myers burglar with ‘unique walk’ Police said they...

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Man shot in the chest in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A man was shot in the chest on South Street and Evans Avenue in Fort Myers on Tuesday, police said. Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department are responding to the scene. A helicopter is searching for the shooter, police said. South Street is blocked off as police work the scene. Fort Myers Police are on scene, investigating an isolated shooting on South Street just east of Evans Avenue. South Street will remain shut down East of Evans for several hours. pic.twitter.com/XCFzN3I3lF — Fort Myers Police (@fortmyerspolice) June 1, 2021 NBC2 crews...

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Man killed in early morning Fort Myers shooting

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A man was shot and killed inside a car off of Royal Palm Avenue in Fort Myers just after midnight on Tuesday, officials said. Shot spotters in the area detected a gunshot in the area of Franklin Street and Central Avenue, police with the Fort Myers Police Department said. Officers are investigating at 2475 Central Avenue. The man that was shot died at the scene and the suspect is on the run, police said. FMPD’s Major Crimes unit is at the scene and investigating inside a large area surrounded by yellow crime scene tape. Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest information...

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Officers investigating early morning robbery in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Police are investigating a robbery on Veronica S Shoemaker Boulevard in Fort Myers, officials said. Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were dispatched to the scene near 1512 Veronica S Shoemaker Blvd and are investigating, according to a spokesperson with FMPD. The robbery victim was riding their bike into the Brookhill Subdivision when he was robbed by multiple people, police said. The victim is cooperating with officers. The victim suffered some injuries in the robbery, so they were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment Count on NBC2 to bring you...

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VIDEO: Police search for Fort Myers burglar with ‘unique walk’

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Police are searching for a man who they described as having a “unique walk.” The suspect can be seen on surveillance video on May 21 taking long, flailing strides after allegedly stealing from the Auto Repair Shop at 2445 Concorde Drive in Fort Myers. WATCH: The man was with another man when he stole a Kobalt toolbox around 4:36 a.m., though the footage does not show the second suspect, according to the Fort Myers Police Department [FMPD]. Police said they believe the suspect is responsible for a string of burglaries along Fowler Street and...

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