Man arrested for firing gun into stranger’s Cape Coral bedroom, police say

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Matias Abril
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A man was arrested Friday after police say he fired gunshots into a stranger’s Cape Coral bedroom on May 6.

According to the Cape Coral Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Angel Manuel Perez Jr., 34, of Fort Myers. On May 6, at around 3:30 a.m., CCPD went to the 400 block of Northeast 16th Place about a shooting.

The caller said their residence had just been shot at, and the victim returned fire. A Dodge Charger was reported to have driven away.

At the scene, CCPD found ten bullet holes in the victim’s lanai screen and through the glass slider into the victim’s bedroom. Several rounds went through the victim’s bedroom and into the unit next door.

Jason Dalton lives down the road from where the shooting happened, and now he’s on edge.

“It’s scary. We have grandkids that visit often. And yeah, that’s probably the scariest part. I mean, nobody likes shootings. But you know, with kids involved that, that ups the scariness,” Dalton said.

After an investigation, police say Perez was determined to have committed the shooting. Officers searched Perez’s home, where a firearm, narcotics, and $20,000 were seized, as well as his Dodge Charger.

Perez was taken to the Lee County Jail. He faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of shooting into a building, and improper exhibition of a firearm.

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