Fort Myers shooting leads to 3 arrests
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Calls started pouring into Fort Myers police Wednesday afternoon about a gold pickup ramming a car on Cleveland Avenue near Grace Avenue. Callers then reported that someone in the car was shooting at the pickup.
Officers managed to stop the suspect vehicle in the 2900 block of Broadway around 3:30 p.m. They detained the driver, Kyle Irvin, 21, the front seat passenger, Rodrick Pasley, 36, and the rear seat passenger, Jenny Carter, 22.
When Pasley exited the vehicle an officer saw a small black object fall from his lap onto the floorboard of the car. It turned out to be a black handgun.
Meanwhile, another officer was flagged down at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Broadway Avenue by Craig Spurlock, 37, the driver of the gold pickup. The pickup had several bullet holes in the front.
Detectives determined that Spurlock and Carter (husband and wife) were involved in a domestic argument. Carter asked Irving and Pasley to pick her up in the vehicle, so she could get away from her husband.
At some point, Spurlock began chasing them in his pickup. Police say 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.
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 also arrested for aggravated assault with a weapon.