Fort Myers confrontation with gun ends in arrest
FOX 4 Staff
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - A man riding his bike near Hanson and U.S. 41 got into a verbal spat with a driver that nearly hit him Tuesday night. Fort Myers police say the driver pulled out a handgun and pointed at the cyclist.
An officer happened to be driving by the scene and saw the verbal confrontation and the sound of a round being chambered in a gun in preparation to fire it.
The officer spotted a man later identified as 31-year-old Cecilio Matias holding a silver handgun in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank.
Matias drove away in a van and police made a traffic stop and the handgun was found with a cartridge in the chamber.
Matias was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.