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Posted on: January 23, 2018

FMPD Investigating Polk Street Shooting

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January 20, 2018

FMPD Investigating Polk Street Shooting

(Fort Myers, FL) Shortly before midnight on Friday January 19, 2018 Fort Myers Police responded to a report of shots fired at 959 Polk Street. Upon arriving at the scene officers found two gunshot victims, a man and a woman. The male, Kevin Lamont James (Date of Birth April 30, 1977) died at the scene and the female was transported to lee Memorial Hospital where she remains being treated for her wounds. Police are seeking witnesses and anyone who may have additional information on this crime. Citizens can call the department at (239) 321-7700 or leave an anonymous tip through tip411 on the FMPD website at In addition tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app. This is an active investigation and there is no danger to the general public.

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