Attempted murder suspect in Cape Coral shooting apprehended in Lehigh Acres
A man wanted on an attempted murder charge in Cape Coral was apprehended this morning by the Fugitive Warrants Unit with Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Rohan Kamali Stanbury, 28, was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder in connection to an incident that occurred in August.
The investigation began after Cape Police responded to several calls about multiple gunshots fired from a vehicle in the 1200 block of S.E, 24th Avenue at 9:16 p.m. on Aug. 19. Police found 11 shell casings scattered along a one-block area in the roadway near the residence at 1216 S.E. 24th Avenue, indicating that shots were fired from a moving vehicle, officials said.
According to witnesses, a light-colored sedan had been parked in front of the residence at 1216 S.E. 24th Avenue. One witness heard multiple gunshots and immediately fell to the floor to avoid being struck by a stray bullet. The witness heard a man yell and a car door slam. Another witness saw a white male leaning inside the sedan, and shortly thereafter heard gunshots being fired from the vehicle as it sped south on Southeast 24th Avenue. The witness said the white male who was leaning inside the vehicle earlier immediately yelled that he had been shot and needed to go to the hospital. The victim entered a black vehicle and was driven from the area.
Cape Coral Detective John Howes arrived at Cape Coral Hospital to interview the victim, who was being treated for a gunshot wound. A black vehicle was located in the hospital parking lot, and Cape Police found two areas where the car had been struck by gunfire.
According to the victim, he was at the Circle K at Del Prado Boulevard and Pine Island Road with four friends when he was approached by two men in a gold-colored vehicle who wanted to purchase marijuana. The victim told officials he agreed to take them to a supplier who lived on Southeast 24th Avenue. After arriving at the residence, an argument ensued between the supplier and the passenger, later identified as Stanbury. Stanbury pulled out a handgun and began to fire repeatedly as they drove away. One of the rounds hit the victim in the abdomen.
The driver of the gold-colored vehicle drove Stanbury to 9705 Blue Stone Circle in Lehigh Acres and dropped him off. He immediately drove to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and reported the incident. Cape Coral Detective Erica Cunningham responded to the location and interviewed the driver, who confirmed the details provided by the victim. He indicated that he had no knowledge that Stanbury was carrying a gun.
As a result of his investigation, Howes determined that probable cause existed to arrest Stanbury, officials said. Cape police, however, were unable to locate Stanbury, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The LCSO Fugitive Warrants Unit arrived at 9705 Blue Stone Circle in Lehigh at 5:15 a.m. today. The unit conducted surveillance on the residence and observed Stanbury arrive in a crème-colored Kia. Stanbury was placed into custody and stated to deputies that his name was “Anthony” and not “Rohan.” A search of Stanbury was conducted, and a wallet containing identification with the names “Rohan” and “Anthony” were found. The deputies performed a check on Rohan Stanbury and found active arrest warrants out of Orange County and Brevard County. After running his name through Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the deputies also discovered that Stanbury had an active Criminal Deportation Order and was to have returned to his home country of Jamaica in 2001. ICE officials advised that “Anthony” was listed as an alias used by Stanbury.
Cape police were notified of Stanbury’s arrest this morning. He was transported to Lee County Jail for booking.
Source: Cape Coral Police Department