On Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 2:29 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a shooting at the Kwik Stop, located at 3617 Palm Beach Boulevard. Upon arrival officers located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. They have been identified as Jessie Floris (d.o.b. 6-22-93 of Fort Myers) and Jesse Uglade (d.o.b. 10-1-84 of Fort Myers). They were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. In addition, responding units quickly established a perimeter and detained those involved in the crime.
The preliminary investigation reveals that Rey Escobar (1-9-96 of Fort Myers) shot the victims as they stood in front of the store. Additionally, Isaias Antonio (2-7-92 of Fort Myers) reportedly was telling Escobar to shoot the victims. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. Police arrested Rey Escobar for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, and assault with the intent to commit a felony and use of a firearm during a felony. Police arrested Isaias Antonio for attempted murder.
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