Update 5/17/23 9:42 a.m. - 23-year-old suspect Jancarlos Rosado has been arrested in connection to the shooting. He is currently in custody at the Lee County Jail and charged with second degree murder
One person is dead, and a homicide investigation is now open after a shooting at the Restaurant Depot, located on 17751 S. Tamiami Trail.
The wholesale cash and carry food service grocery store was wrapped with yellow tape and surrounded by LCSO Sheriff Deputies all day Thursday.
Multiple people said they heard gunshots ringing from the parking lot.
"I saw a lot of police, I've never seen so many in my life," said Anna Lombardi, owner of the Mama Anna Trattoria.
She said she was coming to do her weekly shopping at the store but was warned not to come.
“This morning, my son called me saying don't go something is wrong," Lombardi said.
“I thought it was a car accident but when I saw the car for forensics I was scared," said Ken Carrion, owner of La Familia Restaurant owner.
Carrion was also set to make his weekly shopping trip today.
FOX 4's Briana Brownleewas in talks with LCSO all day and since it's early in the investigation they couldn't confirm too many details. The department did say the isolated incident was a shooting that's now a homicide.
UPDATE: LCSO confirmed that this is a homicide with one deceased.— Briana Brownlee (@BreBrownleeTV) March 16, 2023
“Just thinking about somebody getting shot inside really got me thinking about my safety," Carrion said. “The staff I deal with everyday, I hope they are okay. I don’t want to come tomorrow or the next day and find out one of my employees who worked there was the one that got killed."
“I'm very shocked, I've known the people here for two years," Lombardi said. “I come to the restaurant depot every time I go shopping… very nice people work here.”
LCSO couldn't say if the victim and suspect knew each other. The department also couldn't confirm if a suspect is in custody. All they can say at this time is "all parties are accounted for."
There is an active scene at 17751 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers. Detectives and deputies are on scene. This is an isolated incident and all parties are accounted for. Further details to come. pic.twitter.com/VjdO3XwRT9— Carmine Marceno - Florida’s Law and Order Sheriff (@SheriffLeeFL) March 16, 2023
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