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Second suspect arrested in Cape Coral murder case

Cape Coral Police Department
Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 14, 2023

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Cape Coral Police Department made a final arrest in a murder case that happened back in June of 2022.

Officers responded to a call about gunshots around 4:30 a.m. in June of last year outside a Cape Coral home near Chiquita Boulevard and Pine Island Road.

When the officers arrived on the scene they found 41-year-old Fernando Batista Montero dead in a driveway.

Through the investigation, the CCPD identified two suspects who robbed, and killed the victim, and then fled the state of Florida.

Roughly a month after the shooting the first suspect, 21-year-old Jose Alberdi Maldonado, was located and arrested.

Maldonado is being charged with second-degree murder and robbery with a firearm.

Last week the CCPD was able to locate the second suspect Eduardo Ramon Troche-Rodriguez in Lexington, Kentucky.

Rodriguez was arrested for second-degree murder and is awaiting extradition to Lee County.