Lehigh Acres man sentenced to life in prison for murder on Lehigh roadway

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Ricky Gaspar Ruiz, 24, and Victor Jimmy Colon Jr., 23. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

A 26-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of shooting and killing a man who was stopped in traffic.

Ricky Gaspar Ruiz, of Lehigh Acres, and co-conspirator Victor Jimmy Colon, 23, are accused of shooting and killing 21-year-old Isaiah Robles in traffic.

Video of the encounter shows the two men, who were arrested in Hialeah, running through traffic firing a gun at a vehicle.

Ruiz was found guilty on Jan. 21 following a trial in Lee County.

Ruiz shot Robles 16 times, according to the state attorney’s office.

Colon is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 14.

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