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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Couple Wounded by Gunfire on Belmont Street

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At approximately 4 a.m. on February 27, 2018 officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were called to investigate a report of gunshots being fired in the area of Polk and Belmont streets in Fort Myers. Upon arriving at 3761 Belmont St officers found a male and a female suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The victims were identified as Zarifer King (date of birth August 7, 1979) and James Benjamin date of birth September 14, 1998) both were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital to be treated. There is no threat to the general public.


Detectives are actively investigating what appears to be a drive-by shooting and are seeking assistance in identifying suspects.  Citizens can call the department at (239) 321-7700 or leave an anonymous tip through tip411 on the FMPD website at www.fmpolice.com.  Plus tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) and online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app. All callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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