Arrest made in Fort Myers restaurant triple shooting

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – A 32-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and will face charges in a March 17 shooting inside a restaurant that sent three people to the hospital.

Sawvenance Moise, who was arrested at 3725 Winkler Ave. by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, attempted second-degree murder, shooting or throwing a deadly missile into a dwelling that was occupied and criminal mischief.

Moise is accused of shooting three people inside the Tropical Creole Restaurant on Fowler Street. The victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Nearby patrons said they heard between 15 and 20 gunshots, then saw people running from the restaurant.

“The hard work of investigators to solve this case and the cooperation from the United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating Moise were instrumental in removing this violent individual from the streets,” Interim Fort Myers Police Chief Dennis Eads said in a statement.

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