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LCSO: Shots fired at town center

December 4, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

At 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Lee County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched in reference to shots fired at the Gulf Coast Town?Center.

The incident took place at the House of Brewz, at 10045 Gulf Center Drive, E-110, Fort Myers.

Upon arrival, deputies were informed a man wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans stood outside the front of the business and shot approximately four to five rounds from a hand gun into the business while patrons were around.

During the preliminary investigation, deputies learned of a possible suspect as an ex-employee, Jose Carlos Martins, 33, of 717 Grant Blvd.

A perimeter was set up with the Sheriff's Office K-9 and Aviation Units responding to assist with the suspect search.

The suspect is still actively being sought.

There were no injuries to any member of the public.

Due to the nature of the call, detectives with the Delta District Criminal Investigative Unit have assumed the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

No further details are available as of press time.

Anyone with information on the identity of the subject is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (239) 477-1000.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477).

Tips may also be made online at:, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.



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