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Investigators still looking for Bell Tower shooter

Posted: 10:17 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 22:17:09-05
Deputies still searching for clues in mall shooting

LEE COUNTY, Fla — Friday marked two months since two people were gunned down and two others injured in a shooting at the Bell Tower Shops.
The sprawling mall was closed for hours as police combed for evidence in the parking lot near the TGI Fridays.

"The shooters knew where they (the victims) were going to be, they didn't by chance happen to come across them at the mall,” said retired police chief Walt Zalisko.

Zalisko agrees with Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno's conclusion that someone was after the victims Kevin Robinson and Javarcia Riggins.

"The police want to find out why these individuals were targeted, were they involved in drug dealing, were they involved in something else, bad deal gone wrong, this was not a random shooting."

He says investigators will need to comb through surveillance tape and talk to almost everyone who was in the area and may have seen something.
It's a process that can take a while, and they have to get it right the first time.

"Once the case is presented and goes to court, if the defense attorney shreds one bit of reasonable doubt, the case is out the window."

Zalisko says in cases like this, the victims families and witnesses may be afraid to come forward because the suspect cold retaliate.
The Lee County Sheriff's office told 4-in-Your-Corner it is still pursuing leads in this case and cannot comment.