CCPD arrests man for firing gun into home

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Police arrested a man they say shot into a house on the 100 block of Nicholas Parkway East.

A witness told police they saw 20-year-old Tevin Nelson standing in the driveway in front of the home and saw Nelson take a black shirt, wrap the shirt around his face and walk towards the side of the house.

The witness says Nelson pointed a gun in the direction of a bedroom window and fired off one round, but Nelson’s gun appeared to jam.

Nelson then ran on foot towards the 7-Eleven convenience store at the intersection of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Nicholas Parkway East and was picked up by a silver car which went south on SW Santa Barbara Place.

Officers located the suspect vehicle on SW Santa Barbara Place and conducted a traffic stop, removing and detaining four subjects inside the car.

The front passenger was identified as Nelson. On the floorboard of the front passenger seat, police say was a partially visible firearm wrapped in a black cloth.

A show-up was completed at the scene of the traffic stop and Nelson was positively identified by a witness.

Investigation revealed that Nelson came to the residence looking for a missing cell phone, after tracking it to that location using GPS software. Nelson knew the resident and had been to the home on previous occasions.

When his attempt to retrieve his cell phone failed, authorities say Nelson decided to go home and change into dark clothing, get a gun, and come back to the residence. There, Nelson fired one round at the resident’s bedroom window when the gun malfunctioned.

According to authorities, Nelson stated post-Miranda that he intentionally shot a firearm into the home.

Nelson was transported to Cape Coral Police Department for processing then later to Lee County Jail.

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