FMPD searching for witness in ZombiCon shooting

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers police are searching for a specific witness in connection with the ZombiCon shooting in downtown Fort Myers on Oct. 17.

Police say the man, seen wearing a blue shirt on surveillance video outside Los Cabos, is not a suspect, but he likely witnessed something that could help authorities make a break in the case.

Chief Dennis Eads says the man is one of the only main witnesses not to come forward. Eads says that could be because the man doesn’t live in the area and has no idea that police want to speak to him.

Police believe the man was right next to Tyrell Taylor when he was gunned down.

“He’s been in every video we’ve put out so far. He hasn’t come forward and no one has come forward saying who he is,” said Eads.

Meanwhile, the police chief said the public can not expect to see a suspect sketch soon.
Witness descriptions aren’t strong enough yet.

“We want to make 100% sure that it is who it is before we do things like that. We don’t want to point fingers at the wrong person,” said Eads.

Witnesses say the shooter wore a hat low, over their eyes.

“At some point I hope to give you an update that someone has been identified and arrested. I am still very very confident the person responsible will be identified and will be arrested,” said Eads.

Chief Eads says the FBI has been a big help in their investigation.

“They’ve provided manpower, which was a huge help in tracking down the tips and leads and doing interviews,” said Eads.


If you know the man in the blue shirt, please call police.

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