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Police identify suspect connected to downtown shooting

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Aug 14, 2022

UPDATE 8/19: Jasmine Battle, wanted in relation to the early Sunday morning shooting in Downtown Fort Myers, has turned herself into Fort Myers Police custody.

UPDATE 8/18: A wanted suspect has been identified from the early Sunday morning shooting in downtown Fort Myers, according to the Fort Myers Police Department.

The wanted suspect is identified as Jasmine Lashaye Battle. She has an active felony warrant that FMPD officers were able to obtain.

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This booking photo was taken from a previous arrest

The photo above is a mug shot from a previous arrest. It was provided by police.

Previous story:

Police are investigating a shooting that happened in a downtown Fort Myers parking lot.

It happened at 1:55 a.m. on Sunday morning in the parking lot at 2201 Second St.

Police said one person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been announced as of Monday morning.

The parking area faces the Celsius and Indigo Room nightclubs, which were the scenes of a January shooting investigation. An assault was also reported in the vicinity last month.

An increased officer presence has been noted in the area, which is how the department says they were able to render medical aid to Sunday's victim so quickly.

Downtown safety happens to be a topic of discussion for Monday's regularly scheduled city council meeting. Members are expected to discuss crime prevention strategies for the area.