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Gunshot and camper fire investigated in North Fort Myers neighborhood: suspect arrested

LCSO deputies responded to a gunshot, but instead found a camper fire early Thursday morning on Bogart Drive in North Fort Myers
North Fort Myers Investigation on Bogart Dr
Posted at 8:35 AM, May 16, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-16 18:51:08-04

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla — An early morning camper fire led to a Lee County Sheriff's Office investigation and a lockout at North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts on Thursday.

By 9 a.m. the lockout was lifted and students continued their normal school day.

But the investigation continued.

Deputies have part of Bogart Dr. closed off near Bahia Ln. They haven't said what they're investigating.

Fire investigation on Bogart Dr
Fire investigation on Bogart Dr in North Fort Myers Thursday morning

Half a dozen patrol cars and deputies still had part of Bogart Drive closed off near Bahia Ln. around 9:30 in the morning. Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) said deputies arrived at 2:45 AM, then called the North Fort Myers Fire Department about the camper fire.

LCSO said no one was injured from the gunshot or the fire.

Robber Siddons has a daughter that lives nearby, so he came to check on her when he heard about the fire.

“I heard that somebody got burned down and I was worried about the little camper she lives in,” said Siddons.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s PIO told me deputies arrested a suspect. They say the man was found in an abandoned building off Hancock Bridge Parkway.

LCSO said they expect to release the suspects name and more information about the case Friday. We’ll let you know as soon as we know more.