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Lehigh man sentenced for 2017 shooting

By Staff | Oct 13, 2021

Frank Lewis Brown


A Lehigh Acres man has been sentenced to prison for shooting and killing a man in a Fort Myers four years ago.

Frank Lewis Brown, 29, was adjudicated guilty, and sentenced to 20 years in prison, for second degree murder with a firearm, according to a release issued by the State Attorney’s Office last Tuesday.

He also was sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated assault with a firearm and 15 years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Brown pleaded no contest to the charges just before a jury was to be selected for trial Tuesday morning, the release states.

The incident happened on Aug. 6, 2017 on South Street in Fort Myers.

“Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of multiple shots fired,” the release states. “A man had been shot multiple times, while in the backseat of a car, as it was backing out of a driveway. The shooter had been hiding in nearby bushes. The victim died on scene. The Fort Myers Police Department began an investigation leading to Brown being arrested.”

Assistant State Attorney Sara Miller and Assistant State Attorney Alyssa Wolf prosecuted the case.