Man convicted in shooting of 2 at Fort Myers nightclub

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Jonathan Reid at his arrest Credit: FMPD

A Gibsonton man was convicted Monday of shooting two men outside a Fort Myers nightclub last year.

Jonathan Anthony Reid, 31, was found guilty of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a previously convicted felon in the shooting outside Babe’s on Jan. 29, 2020.

He faces anywhere from 15 years to life in federal prison. His sentencing is scheduled for June 14.

Evidence shows Reid shot two men who were standing in front of the entrance of the club on Cleveland Avenue before fleeing a silver sedan with a stolen license plate.

Investigators say Reid made efforts to conceal his identity during the shooting by wearing a hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and a ski mask, but he later crashed and abandoned his getaway car while fleeing from the shooting scene. In his wrecked getaway car, law enforcement found a Glock .45 caliber handgun, nine rounds of .45 caliber ammunition, a camouflage ski mask, a hooded sweatshirt, and blue latex gloves. DNA analysis later revealed that Reid’s DNA profile matched DNA extracted from the ski mask, the sweatshirt, a ripped latex glove, and the firearm that was recovered from the vehicle. Three cell phones were also found in the car, all of which were later connected to Reid.

Reid was arrested in April. The victims suffered non- life-threatening injuries.

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