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Fort Myers man arrested after shooting, charged with homicide

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 08:27:34-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. – 61-year-old Luis Ortega is in jail, facing a number of charges that now include homicide after a deadly confrontation on Friday.

Fox 4's Breaking News Tracker was there when all of this was happening Friday morning.

Fort Myers Police say a fight broke out between two neighbors on Diana Avenue, and that's when 55-year-old Jose Bermudez was shot.

Investigators say the gunman, Ortega, went home and refused to surrender. Eventually the SWAT team came out and arrested him.

Ortega was initially charged with aggravated assault and burglary. Since then, a charge of homicide has been added.

Right now, the investigation is ongoing.

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Luis Ortega