Suspect identified in Lehigh shooting incident

Posted at 9:13 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 09:14:54-04

UPDATE (5:30 pm) -- Bermudez-Lozada was located and arrested Thursday.  He has been charged with Aggravated Battery.


LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators have identified the man they say shot and injured a tow truck driver after a confrontation Monday evening.

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers say they are looking for 21-year-old Lester Bermudez Lozada, who they say should be considered violent and dangerous.

Detectives say that on Monday evening, Bermudez Lozada approached a tow truck driver he believed was blocking a driveway.  After a short argument, he reportedly pulled a gun and shot the tow truck driver before fleeing in a silver Nissan.

Since then, Crime Stoppers tips identified  Bermudez Lozada as the shooter.  He is known to frequent the Lehigh Acres area, as well as the Daniels Parkway/Treeline Avenue neighborhood.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bermudez Lozada is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.