Fort Myers, Florida

From the News-Press of April 16, 2007

Wounded suspect’s condition improves

Fort Myers Police are investigating an attempted home invasion robbery this weekend in which the two suspects were shot, said spokeswoman Shelly Flynn this morning.

One suspected robber, Frederick Hunter, is listed in fair condition this morning, said hospital spokeswoman Pat Dolce after 10:30 a.m. today.

His condition was previously described by Fort Myers Police as critical.

Police received a call about a burglary in progress at 2:17 a.m. Saturday at the Westwood Apartments, 3709 Metro Parkway #2205.

Trevor Howard, 31, had just returned home and heard footsteps behind him as he was walking up the staircase to his second floor apartment.

Howard quickly entered his apartment locking the door behind him.

That’s when two masked men with firearms forced open Howard’s door and attempted a home invasion robbery Flynn said in her report.

There was an exchange of gunfire between Howard and the suspects. When police arrived they found Frederick Hunter, 31, of 6 Kingsman Circle in Fort Myers, lying on Howard’s floor with multiple gunshot wounds.

Hunter was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital .

Rishod Ferguson, 21, of 3189 Highland Ave. in Fort Myers, fled from the apartment and was found dead from a single gunshot wound in a car in the parking lot.

Both suspects were found wearing masks and gloves armed with semi-automatic handguns. Charges are pending against Hunter.

None of the three men have a criminal history with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

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