Man receives 20 years for Summerlin Road shooting

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Friedrich “Fritz” Timmermann

FORT MYERS, Fla. A 19-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a man driving along Summerlin Road was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday.

Dalvon Lawrence, of Fort Myers, was convicted of negligent manslaughter and a weapons offense, both felonies, in the March 2016 death of Friedrich “Fritz” Timmerman, 43.

Lawrence, then a student at Cypress Lake High School, was removed from class and arrested Sept. 1, 2016.

The prosecution and defense finished presenting their closing arguments around 10:30 a.m., and the six person jury deliberated for more than four hours.

Lawrence told a witness he was smoking and drinking near a basketball court when he randomly shot at a vehicle driving by on Summerlin Road, according to Lee County Sheriff’s deputies.

Following the shooting, Timmerman’s vehicle careened before hitting a concrete wall near the Whiskey Creek community.

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