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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Shooting Victim Discovered at Cranford and Guava Streets

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On Thursday, November 29, 2018, at approximately 7:30pm, Fort Myers Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Seaboard Street and Michigan Avenue in reference to a report of shots fired. While investigating officers discovered that a vehicle had struck a power line pole on Cranford Avenue. A pickup truck was found at the intersection with damage consistent with striking a power pole. When officers approached the vehicle, they noted the front passenger door had holes from what appeared to be gunshots. Officer Williams approached the vehicle and observed a black male in the driver’s seat of the vehicle unconscious. In the driver’s seat they found Nathaniel Willis Pitts (DOB 11/07/1976), with gunshot wounds. Officers performed CPR until EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to Lee Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his wounds.

This is an active investigation by FMPD detectives anyone who may have information on this incident is encouraged to contact FMPD Detective Emily Destefanis at (239) 321-8011 or email edestefanis@fmpolice.com. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.

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