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Three police investigations underway around Fort Myers Wednesday morning

Posted: 6:41 AM, May 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-22 13:26:14-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fort Myers Police and the Lee County Sheriff's Office had a busy morning Wednesday, conducting investigations at three residences around town. It's unclear so far whether any of the three scenes are related.


Several officers with the Fort Myers Police Department blocked off two homes on the end of Lora Street in Fort Myers early Wednesday for an active investigation.

A neighbor we spoke with says they heard 20 to 30 gun shots around 3:30 Wednesday morning. They also saw police pull someone out of the woods near Belmont street and they were arrested.

The Fox 4 crew at the scene saw officers with guns drawn take two men and a woman into custody from a home just after 7 a.m.

Two people taken into custody in Lora Street investigation

**UPDATE** (11am) -- Police say they have made an arrest at the Lora Street scene.

They say ShotSpotter alerted them of gunfire in the area at 2:52 a.m. and arrived to see four men running from the location. One of them, 23-year-old Andrew Laquan Brown, was arrested on a drug possession charge. Two others were detained with pending narcotics charges.

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Andrew Laquan Brown

A search of the home revealed cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a variety of ammunition and three firearms.

There were no reported gunshot victims at the scene. This incident remains under investigation.


Police were also on the scene of an investigation on Hanson Street and Royal Palm Avenue, near Fowler Street. Roads were blocked off in the area.

Police say ShotSpotter detected gunfire in the 3000 block of Royal Palm Avenue at 1:21 a.m. Officers searched a home at the scene and found no injured people. This investigation remains active.

UPDATE: Police did confirm that two men showed up at Lee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds at approximately 1:30 a.m. Officers have interviewed the men, identified as 23-year-old Henry Leonard, Jr. and 20-year-old Demontae Hart.

No word yet on whether these men are connected to the Royal Palm Avenue scene.

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Investigation on Royal Palm Avenue in Fort Myers on May 22, 2019.


There was also an investigation happening at the Brookside Village apartment complex on Marsh Avenue near Billy Creek.

A Fox 4 crew there saw one person being taken into custody from an apartment.

Police say this investigation is domestic violence related.

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