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CCPD seeks information into fatal shooting

By Staff | Aug 2, 2021

Kevin Girard Palmer Jr. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in solving a shooting that resulted in a man’s death in April.

On April 24, at around 4:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police Patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Southeast 6th Street. When officers arrived, they found multiple shell casings on the roadway of Southeast 1st Avenue.

At 4:45 a.m., an injured man, identified as Kevin Girard Palmer Jr. 20, arrived at Cape Coral Hospital with a gunshot wound to his head. Due to the nature of the injury, Palmer was transferred to Lee Memorial Hospital. He did not survive his injuries.

“The investigation revealed a disturbance started after a family from Lehigh Acres rented a vacation rental house to celebrate a 17th birthday,” the CCPD said in a release issued Thursday. “An Instagram personality posted about the party, which resulted in multiple people arriving uninvited. A disturbance broke out a short distance away from the residence and multiple shots were fired, resulting in the death of Kevin Palmer.”

This is an ongoing and active investigation, and even after extensive investigation the Cape Coral Police Department believes there to be persons that were present at the scene but not yet identified who may have information on this case, the release states.

Anyone withs any information on the identity of the suspect(s) or anyone in party attendance that evening, is asked to contact the Cape Coral Police Department by calling (239) 574-3223; by submitting an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips; by sending the department a message through its social media platforms; or by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

Reference case report # 21-008921.