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Fort Myers police arrest three after shooting investigation

February 19, 2014
Lehigh Acres Citizen

On Feb. 12, the Fort Myers Police Department received multiple calls in reference to an altercation involving the occupants of two vehicles traveling on Cleveland Avenue near Grace Avenue.

Witnesses reported that the driver of a gold pick-up truck was ramming into a small two-door gray vehicle.

The callers further indicated that occupants of the gray vehicle were shooting at the gold truck.

Responding officers located a small gray vehicle, matching the description provided by the callers, pulling into 2929 Broadway.

The officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and detained the driver, Kyle Irvin, 21. The front seat passenger was identified as Roddrick Pasley, 36, of Lehigh Acres, and the rear seat passenger was identified as Jenny Carter, 22.

When the officers ordered Pasley to exit the vehicle, an officer saw a small black object fall from his lap onto the floorboard and the officer discovered that it was a black handgun.

All of the occupants of the gray vehicle were detained for the investigation.

Simultaneously, another responding officer was flagged down at the intersection of State Road 82 and Broadway Avenue by Craig Spurlock, who was driving a gold Chevrolet pick-up truck.

The officer noticed that the vehicle had several bullet holes in the front portion of the truck. The vehicle matched the description of the gold truck involved in the incident.

Officers brought Spurlock to 2929 Broadway and he positively identified the vehicle that Irving was driving as the same vehicle involved in the altercation with him on Cleveland Avenue.

Spurlock reported that both Irving and Pasley fired a handgun at his vehicle during the altercation.

Detectives responded to the scene to further conduct the investigation. The investigation revealed Spurlock and Carter were married and involved in an early domestic argument.

Carter asked Irving and Pasley to pick her up in the vehicle, so she could get away from Spurlock. At some point, Spurlock began chasing them in his gold Chevrolet truck.

Spurlock rammed the driver's side of Irvin's vehicle with his truck and forced it off the roadway, near the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Grace Avenue.

Detectives interviewed the involved parties and obtained statements from independent witnesses.

Irvin and Pasley were charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and shooting into an occupied vehicle. Pasley was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Spurlock was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.

"The Fort Myers Police Department is extremely pleased with the cooperation provided by witnesses in this case. The cooperation of the community is paramount in our ability to quickly solve crimes and arrest the perpetrators," FMPD?Lt. Jay Rodriguez said.



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