Search for Zombicon killer continues one year later

Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 18:59:16-04

It's been a year since the horrifying scene unfolded at the annual Zombicon event in downtown Fort Myers, shaking the community to its core.

"This community is still suffering," Trish Routte with Crimestoppers said. "It's been a year from the date that it happened."

Police believe the gunman, a white or possibly Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20's, fired shots into the crowd during the festival that attracted as many as 20,000 people. He is believed to have been wearing a black t-shirt and sporting a black and red bull cap.

The shooter is still on the loose and is responsible for killing 20 year old Tyrell Taylor and injuring others.

Crimestoppers has received more than 150 tips while several others have been submitted to Fort Myers Police. Trish Routte with Crimestoppers says the flow of tips throughout the year has helped the investigation.

"We ended up reconnecting with another tipster who absolutely had more information that they initially provided us and that's what detectives are working on right now," she said.

Detectives say the shooter may have been from outside Lee County so investigators are not confining the limits of this case to just Fort Myers. Routte tells Four In Your Corner,  while the case is still unsolved, she believes the shooter will be brought to justice with the public's help.

"A year is not too late," Routte said. "Even the smallest tip may be a key tip for detectives."