Masked men tracked down, arrested near Coastal Village Sunday
Published: Monday, August 1, 2011
Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 13:08
Around 11 p.m. last night Lee County deputies flooded Coastal Village apartments looking for an alleged shooter.
Terrell Davis, 19, of the 900 block of Mcarthur Ave, Lehigh Acres, was arrested for loitering and prowling after being detained outside Villagio, a neighborhood on Thee Oaks Parkway. Davis is not an FGCU student, according to the student email database.
Another suspect, whose name is not available, was found hiding in nearby bushes. The suspect was arrested for loitering and prowling and resisting officer without violence. It is not known if the suspect has ties to FGCU.
The sheriff's office received a call at 9:35 p.m. informing them that multiple gunshots were heard at 10030 Shepard Street, building seven in Coastal Village.
Witnesses told deputies that they saw two black males running south from building seven, where they heard more than three gunshots. According to reports, the males were wearing all black clothing and white masks. One of the males was carrying a pillow case.
Another witness told deputies they saw a gray Dodge Caravan with tinted windows speeding around building eight.
K9 deputies tracked the suspects into the field south of the complex, where they found white gloves, an iPod, a black hat and a black bandana, according to the report.
A helicopter and K9 units were on scene until about midnight Monday.
"Our people are kind-of baffled by it. It is a strange call," said Sgt. Stephanie Eller, spokeswoman for the Lee County Sheriff's Office. "If there was a crime we definitely want to make sure that we work it."
Gabby Nicotra, an FGCU student and resident of Coastal was home as the scene unfolded.
"I locked all the doors," Nicotra said.
Coastal Village was unable to comment for this story.
Coastal Village is located at the 1900 block of Skidmore Way.