Deputies Respond to Homicide in Lehigh Acres

Sunday, November 25, 2018

On November 24, 2018, at approximately 6:12 p.m., deputies converged at the intersection of Homer Ave South and 2nd St SW, Lehigh Acres in reference to a report of shooting that had just occurred.

Responding deputies located a black male lying in the street and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Deputies on scene assisted in lifesaving measures until EMS transported the victim, Paul Douglas Peterson (B/M DOB: 01/01/1990), to Lee Memorial Hospital for advanced medical care. Despite best efforts by all who provided assistance, Peterson did succumb to his injuries.

Due to the nature of the incident, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit arrived to assume the investigation.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will provide additional press releases as more information becomes available.

The investigation remains active and appears to be an isolated incident.

Anyone who may have information about this senseless act of violence is encouraged to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000 or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS.

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