Report: Cape man claims self defense in fatal shooting Monday morning

Posted at 11:40 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 11:40:01-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Ryan Doyon is being held in the Lee County Jail on no bond while facing a Homicide charge, but he says he was defending himself when the fatal shooting happened Monday morning.

The incident in question happened around 9:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Cornwallis Parkway in Cape Coral.

That's where neighbors tell police they saw a white male with a backpack approaching the mother-in-law suite at the home.  Shortly afterward, the man was seen running from the home as a resident, 27-year-old Doyon, emerged from the doorway firing several rounds with a rifle.

The man was struck twice by gunfire in the back and collapsed on the lawn.  He was taken to Cape Coral Hospital and pronounced dead.  His identity has not been released yet.

Doyon told investigators that he was asleep in the home and woke to find an unknown man holding a gun to his head. He says the man demanded the keys to his safe, and that as Doyon was opening the safe he grabbed an M-4 rifle and began shooting at the unknown man.

Doyon says the man took his wallet and $100 cash.

A search of the shooting victim revealed a cell phone in his hand and a gun on the ground nearby, but no sign of the cash or wallet.

Detectives due to the fact the victim was running away from Doyon, and the lack of evidence of a theft, Doyon was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder.