Suspect arrested in Fort Myers shooting that injured 1

Reporter: Nicole Gabe Writer: Jackie Winchester
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Robert Colon Jr. (Credit: LCSO booking photo)

A man was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition Tuesday after he was shot, Fort Myers Police Department said.

FMPD confirmed convicted felon Robert Junior Colon, 23, was arrested for the shooting Tuesday evening.

The shooting was reported on South Street just east of Evans Avenue at about noon.

Police say the shooting is not connected to a fatal shooting that occurred earlier in the day.

“I thought it was an accident so I walked down to the corner and they were loading some young man up into the ambulance; he looked responsive or whatever, so I don’t know. Hopefully, he makes it,” said RL Tape, who owns a nearby business.

Colon faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He went before a judge Wednesday morning and his bond was set at $135,000. His next court date is July 6.

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