Police investigating after woman burned in Fort Myers

Reporter: Morgan Rynor
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Firefighters and police blocked two lanes of Evans Avenue near Hanson Street in Fort Myers after a woman was reportedly burned.

Police say they responded to a call about a fire Tuesday afternoon where they found a woman severely burned by a man in a domestic violence incident. He fled and police were able to catch him in a matter of minutes, officials said.

The family identifies the victim as Thelma Shelby.

Police say the woman was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the suspect is now in custody.

Another complex on Franklin Street is also connected to the case.

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