Officials arrest alleged Zombicon killer: updates & reaction

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Mugshot of Jose Raul Bonilla, 24 (Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office)
Mugshot of Jose Raul Bonilla, 24 (Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

It’s a day many people have been waiting for for quite some time. Over two years have gone by since the deadly shooting at Zombicon in Fort Myers. And now, officials have arrested the alleged shooter.

Law enforcement said they have spent thousands of hours going through tips and surveillance video and interviewing witnesses, never giving up hope that they would solve the 2015 case.

CrimeStoppers said just a year after the shooting that they heard back from a critical tipster but still lacked key information.

On Monday, officials said that it was a tough case to solve because of the costumes many people were wearing for the event.

“I just want you all to imagines this: 20,000 people here in downtown Fort Myers, most of whom were wearing masks covered in fake blood. Many of whom had fake guns,” said Chief Assistant Attorney Amira Fox.

Since the shooting, the city has installed security cameras downtown and settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the man who was killed.

Law enforcement said this investigation is still very active and is far from over.


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