Body found inside Gateway home ruled suicide
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -Autopsy results have confirmed Arthur Hohensee as the deceased from the incident at 11190 Lakeland Circle Wednesday afternoon.
The medical examiner has determined that Hohensee, 74, died from a self inflicted gun shot wound and the death investigation has been ruled a suicide.
Crime scene tape drapes a neighbor's mailbox next door to the home of Arthur Hohensee. The retired cop used to live in the home with his now estranged ex-wife Bonnie.
Yellow squares in the driveway mark the spots deputies found evidence - likely shell casings - of the bullets he fired at his wife, daughter and even deputies.
"I didn't know him," neighbor John Amaral said. "I've seen him walking around the street a couple times but he actually didn't live here."
Neighbors had no clue the retired cop had a violent past.
Court documents show his wife and daughters had restraining orders against him, which he violated. He was even ordered by a judge to give up his guns but they were later returned.
"I've heard that there were some problems," Amaral said.
It doesn't appear Hohensee took the court's actions against him seriously.
Lee County Sheriff's Office records show they were called to the home at least four times last year - twice in three days at one point. After one incident, the responding deputy writes Hohensee was physically and verbally abusive and knew his way around firearms.
A Body body has been found inside a home in Gateway where shots were fired Wednesday afternoon.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office was investigating reports of shots fired and a following home being torched in the Silverlakes community of Ft. Myers.
Chief William Lombardo of the South Trail Fire District tells FOX 4 that the house is destroyed and no one could have survived. Firefighters couldn't do their jobs because Hohensee was deemed armed and dangerous. They had no choice but to let the home burn down around him. He was barricaded inside.
Colleen Hogan, reporter