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Police arrest man at scene of fatal shooting in senior living community in Fort Myers

Posted: 12:52 PM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-21 12:52:20-05
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A Fort Myers man was arrested Saturday night after he admitted shooting another man in a senior living community.

The victim, 70-year-old Eddie Travis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers were called to the Palm City Garden Apartments on Marsh Avenue around 9:46 p.m. Saturday. They arrived to find Travis dead of a gunshot wound. 71-year-old Johnnie Denard was also at the scene with a gun sitting next to him.

Denard admitted to officers he shot Travis.

Denard was taken into custody and booked into the Lee County Jail on Second Degree Murder.