Jury finds Fort Myers man guilty of attempted first-degree murder

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Derek Alexander Riccobono – Photo courtesy of Lee County Jail.

A jury has found Derek Alexander Riccobono, 27, guilty of attempted first-degree murder and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

The victim, Edward Jones III, 32, was shot near Bay Street and Hendry Street and taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury on August 27, 2017.

Riccobono was arrested the next day for the shooting.

Hundreds of rounds of ammunition and multiple firearms and assault rifles were found inside Riccobono’s home, police said.

According to a Fort Myers Police Department press release, video evidence from cameras mounted in downtown Fort Myers by the police department were used as evidence in the trial of Riccobono.

Photo courtesy of Fort Myers Police Department.

Back in 2017 Police Captain Jay Rodriguez said, “Mr. Riccobono’s arsenal of weapons is of serious concern given the way he acted in this incident.

Sentencing is set for March 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Still image of video recording used as evidence in the trial of Riccobono – Photo courtesy of FMPD.

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