Man accused of shooting tow truck driver arrested

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(Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers)

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The man accused of shooting a tow truck driver at Old Fashioned Auto Service, 1209 Homestead Road, on Monday has been arrested, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities say Lester Alexis Bermudez-Lozada, 21, was armed with a semi-automatic handgun when he got into an argument with the victim who was unloading a vehicle from the tow truck.

Bermudez-Lozada shot the victim in the pelvis before fleeing the scene in a silver Nissan, officials said. Authorities were able to identify the suspect through several tips.

Bermudez-Lozada was taken into custody Thursday and is now facing charges for aggravated battery.

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