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FMPD surrounds home after shooting

FORT MYERS, Lee County – Fort Myers police responded to a shooting near a home on the corner of Fountain and C Streets. FMPD said they’re responding to gunfire in the area. They said no one was injured, and no homes were hit. At least 10 shell casings can be seen on the ground. Several people were in the area at the time, and FMPD is asking anyone with information to come forward. The scene of the investigation has since cleared. No other information was immediately available from officers. The post FMPD surrounds home after shooting appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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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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Two men steal from Fort Myers 7-Eleven while employee overdoses

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers police are trying to identify two men who stole from a Fort Myers 7-Eleven convenience store while an employee was having an overdose. Officers released images of the two who reportedly committed grand theft from the store, located at 2265 Colonial Boulevard, on February 17, 2021. Investigators said the thieves were seen on store surveillance stealing multiple cases of beer and cigarette cartons, resulting in about $15,000 in total losses. The employee was unconscious in the bathroom when the thefts occurred multiple times between 1:20 a.m. and 3:20 a.m.,...

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Black bear found lounging inside Fort Myers business

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A young black bear was found inside a Fort Myers business on Tuesday morning. Fort Myers police said the bear was found inside of Hurricane Safe Shutters off Earl Road. The bear was seen calmly hanging out inside the business, lying on the floor. Credit: Fort Myers Police Department Fort Myers police monitored the bear until officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were able to respond and relocate the bear to its natural habitat. Credit: Fort Myers Police Department FWC said the bear is being taken to a remote area of Collier County...

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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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Fort Myers welcomes new City Manager Marty Lawing

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The City of Fort Myers welcomed a new city manager Monday in a ceremony swearing in Marty Lawing to the position. Lawing made a few remarks before officially being sworn in by city staff and council members and signing on the dotted line. This morning city staff and council members welcomed new City Manager Marty Lawing. The ceremony included City Manager Lawing swearing in, signing on, and a few remarks to employees. City staff wore sunglasses because the City of Fort Myers future is so bright! pic.twitter.com/66WCur4z5X — City of Fort Myers (@cityftmyers)...

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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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