Victim identified in Fort Myers homicide investigation

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – A 22-year-old man, Eddie Powell, was found dead just south of Six Mile Cypress at the 16000 block of South Tamiami Trail on Sunday before 3:15 a.m., Lee County deputies said.

Witnesses said Powell was shot. Deputies are investigating the incident as a homicide, but have not provided any further details.

The owner of Oasis Hookah Lounge said his business was closed at the time of the incident.

No further information was available.

Anyone with information should call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES(274637) keyword: REWARD

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