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Bank robbery suspect also facing attempted murder charges

Kathleen Lorraine

Wakim Stewart

Bank robbery suspect also facing attempted murder charges

CREATED Jul. 27, 2012 - UPDATED: Jul. 27, 2012

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - A Naples man arrested for bank robbery earlier this week is now facing charges of attempted murder of an officer for allegedly firing shots at the Seminole Police station on Monday morning.

Wakim Stewart, 37, of the 5300 block of Tallowood Way, was arrested and found to be in possession of a loaded firearm Wednesday evening, after he attempted to flee U.S. Marshals at the Lani Kai Hotel on Fort Myers Beach.  

Deputies and FBI agents identified him as a suspect in an ongoing investigation of shots fired into the Seminole Police Station at 1110 South 1st Street.  One officer was in the station when Stewart pulled into the parking lot in a Mercury Grand Marquis and fired six rounds into the building.  The officer was unharmed. 

As of Tuesday, Stewart was facing charges of armed robbery and grand theft in connection with the robbery of Bank of America in Naples.  Additional charges of attempted murder of an officer, shooting into an occupied structure, and shooting from a vehicle, were filed against him Thursday.

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