2 teens arrested for shooting at pedestrian in Whiskey Creek with Gel Blaster gun

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Ziyantee Bragg and Tanner Fox. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a Gel Blaster gun shooting that occurred in Whiskey Creek on Sunday.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies went to Whiskey Creek Drive over the weekend after a woman walking her dog was struck multiple times with gel pellets by a Gel Blaster gun fired from a white sedan. She suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

The victim’s mother said, “Just so thankful for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the media and all the hard work you guys did to get this story out. And also to all of Whiskey Creek community sending in their videos and everything.”

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers solicited information on social media while detectives conducted their investigation, leading to tips on the names of the suspects—Ziyantee Bragg and Tanner Fox, both 17—and the school they attend, Cypress Lake High School.

When deputies searched one of the suspect’s vehicles on Tuesday, they found brass knuckles with a folding knife, a vape pen and a plastic Gel Blaster gun that shot small round gel pellets.

While being arrested, Bragg struck a deputy in the face and ran away before being quickly caught. He faces felony charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence.

The victim, who is not being identified, said, “It just makes me feel so much better than like, [when I] walk my dog at night and stuff or even during the day, knowing that they have been found.”

With her mother adding, “We’ll probably take the dogs for a walk tonight. But I think the next few times, I’m going to be with her.”

Fox faces a felony charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds as well as other misdemeanor charges. Both were also charged with battery for their involvement in the Whiskey Creek incident.

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