Jury selected in 2016 Summerlin Road shooting trial

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Dalvon Lawrence. (Credit: CCSO)

FORT MYERS, Fla. A six-person jury was selected Tuesday in the case of a man shot while driving on Summerlin Road.

Dalvon Lawrence, of Fort Myers, is facing trial after his September 2016 arrest. He’s charged with manslaughter and a weapons offense in the death of Friedrich “Fritz” Timmerman, 43. Four women and two men, most of them young, will decide the case.

Timmerman’s car careened down Summerlin before crashing into a concrete wall along the road near the Whiskey Creek community, resulting in his death.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies said Lawrence told a witness he was smoking and drinking near a basketball court and shot randomly at a car as it passed by on Summerlin. Lawrence also told the witness that it was only through watching a news report on television that he knew he had killed someone, the sheriff’s office said.

Lawrence is facing a manslaughter charge, and not a murder charge, because authorities don’t believe he intended to kill anyone when he fired his gun.


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