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Man accused of shooting FMPD officer indicted for first degree murder

August 10, 2018
Lehigh Acres Citizen

A Fort Myers man accused of shooting a Fort Myers Police Department officer has been indicted for first degree murder.

The State Attorney's Office 20th Judicial Circuit convened the Lee County Grand Jury which indicted defendant Wisner Desmaret on Friday in the death of Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller.

Jobbers-Miller, along with other Fort Myers Police Department officers, had responded to a call involving a stolen cell phone near a Marathon Gas station on July 21.

A struggle between Jobbers-Miller and the suspect in the phone theft ensued. Desmaret knocked Jobbers-Miller down, grabbed his gun and shot him in the head, then fired at another officer, arrest reports state. Jobbers-Miller fought for his life inside Lee Memorial Hospital for a week before succumbing to his injuries.

Desmaret was also indicted Friday for attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer, robbery, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, depriving an officer of means of protection, burglary of a conveyance, and grand theft.

In Florida only a Grand Jury may charge first degree murder. The charge carries a minimum penalty of life in prison or the possibility of the death sentence.

Desmaret will have a first appearance Saturday on the charges and will continue to be held without bond in the Lee County Jail, officials said.

His arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 20.

The case is being prosecuted by Chief Assistant State Attorney Amira Fox and Assistant State Attorneys Andreas Gardiner and Orion Wright of the Homicide Unit.

Source: State Attorney's Office 20th Judicial Circuit



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