17-year-old faces manslaughter, other charges in Lehigh Acres shooting

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Javier Adolphus, 17. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A 17-year-old faces multiple charges, including manslaughter, in the deadly shooting of another teenager in Lehigh Acres.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Javier Dior Adolphus shot a 15-year-old boy in the head on the 1300 block of Clayton Avenue in June. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries. Homicide detectives learned that Adolphus was present when the shooting occurred.

Several witnesses were interviewed and additional ballistics testing took place, after which detectives discovered that Adolphus had shot the victim. The firearm that was used during the commission of the shooting was stolen during a vehicle burglary on Acacia Avenue in Lehigh Acres in May.

Adolphus faces charges of manslaughter with a firearm, aggravated assault, armed burglary of a conveyance and grand theft of a firearm.

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