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The Fort Myers Police Department today is investigating a homicide at a home on Lafayette Street in Fort Myers today
The Fort Myers Police Department today is investigating a homicide at a home on Lafayette Street in Fort Myers today / Lindsay Terry/news-press.com
House where fire occurred early today next to homicide site at corner of Lafayette Street and Central Avenue. / Michael Braun/news-press.com


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A call in reference to an injured male this morning led Fort Myers Police to be investigating what is being called the 24th homicide in the city this year.

According to a news release, at 7:29 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department received the call about the injured male inside a home located at 2353 Lafayette St.

A neighbor made the discovery and called 9-1-1 at 7:29 a.m. Upon arrival police with the assistance of Emergency Medical Services determined the male at 2353 Lafayette St. was deceased. Police are investigating the death as a murder, have cordoned the area around the home and, with assistance from The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigators, are executing a search warrant at the residence and processing the crime scene.

Police are also working to notify the victim’s family. Anyone with information is asked to call FMPD at 321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

No further information is available.

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