Club Blu shooters still on the loose

Posted at 9:57 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 06:44:13-04

Nearly four days after a mass shooting at Club Blu in Fort Myers erupted, there are still no suspects identified.

There were three persons of interest in this case but all three have bonded out of jail. Authorities are questioning a few others but they still haven't arrested any official suspects in the shooting.

A spokesperson with the Fort Myers Police Department says detectives are starting to receive tips but they believe there are other potential witnesses that may be able to provide key information with this investigation.

Jessy Dormeus is one of dozens of people who were at Club Blu the night his 14 year old cousin, Sean Archilles, and 18 year old Stef'an Strawder were shot and killed.

 "I saw Stefan on the floor and I bust out crying and then when I look I see my cousin on the floor but I didn't know how much bullets he had," Dormeus said. "I thought he only had one bullet but they say he got more than seven."

Photos: Shootings at Fort Myers Club Blu on teen night

Jessy says he doesn't know why bullets started flying, but tells Four In Your Corner, some people at the party knew shots would be fired that night.

"The party was supposed to finish at 1:20 but people started leaving at 12:30," he said. "Some people knew there was going to shoot but they never told nobody."

Former State Attorney Joe D'Alassandro says if there isn't enough criminal evidence to tie someone to the scene of the crime, there's only one way to move this case forward.

"Without the evidence, you have to rely on witnesses," D'Alassandro said.

It hasn't been easy task getting witnesses or tipsters to come forward. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers says the lack of communication from the community makes it difficult to build a case.  "That's the scary thing," Routte said. "They're still out there.  If they can do that on Monday morning, they can do that again."

Four In Your Corner asked if this shooting could have sparked from a social media or if it was a cultural feud. Routte says there are many questions unanswered but she's certain those answers can be found in the midst of the community.

Crime Stoppers is still looking for tips in the Zombiecon shooting and the shooting of 5 year old Andrew Faust, who was hit by a stray bullet in his Fort Myers home, so we asked if the lack of tips could turn this case cold.

"I hate to think of it that way but it could happen," Routte said.

So where does this case stand? Routte says it will all depend on who speaks up.  "These families deserve justice. Eighteen people that were shot deserve justice."

The police department is asking anyone that has any pictures or video from the inside or outside of the club to contact the police department for their review to assist with this investigation.  They're asking to allow investigators to determine if there is any value to any picture or video.
If anyone has any information regarding this case, they are requested to contact the Fort Myers Police Department at 321-7700. Callers may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD.  Tipsters can remain anonymous.