Attempted murder suspect makes first court appearance

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FORT MYERS, Fla.-  The suspect accused in a shooting made his first appearance in court Wednesday.

U.S. Marshals arrested 19-year-old Brian Patterson Tuesday night.

Police say Patterson tried to steal a man’s car outside the 7-Eleven located on Ortiz Avenue. When the victim managed to get into his vehicle and drive away, authorities say Patterson began to shoot at the car.

Wednesday morning, a judge set Patterson’s bond at $375,000. He was also ordered to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet.

Patterson is facing several charges including attempted felony murder and attempted car jacking.

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