LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University students and administrators reacted after learning a fellow Eagle, 23-year-old Jonathan Delices, was shot dead over what neighbors believe was a road rage.
“The school is so small and there's a possibility that I could have ran into him at any time or shared a class with him,” said Candace Gergen, a student at FGCU.
“It's so sad over something stupid,“ said Gina Nolfo, a freshman at FGCU. “I've heard from other people he was a good guy.”
Delices, a senior majoring in Legal Studies, has been a student at FGCU since 2014, a University spokesperson says.
He went to North Port High School and was part of the wrestling team there.
Friends say they called him, “Cookie” because he resembles the character from the show Ned’s Declassified.
In a statement, a University spokesperson says, "We are saddened at the loss of life of our student Jonathan Delices and offer our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family and his friends during this difficult time."
"I was honestly shocked. I've always heard about it on the news but to be at a school where it actually happened puts it into perspective,” Nolfo said.
2 days later, Lee County Sheriff’s deputies haven’t charged anyone. When 4 In Your Corner reached out today, they couldn’t provide any description on potential suspects, citing an active investigation.
"it's just a little terrifying that someone's still out there and that something like this could happen so close to me,” said Getgen.
Count on 4 In Your Corner to provide updates to this developing story.