Detectives investigating death in Fort Myers
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - A deadly mystery in Fort Myers tonight. Police are looking into what killed a young man found in bed.
An agonizing scene in the Pine Manor neighborhood.
Neighbors say the victim's mother was crying, overcome by grief. A man claiming to be his father shared a picture of 23-year-old Jerry. Friends were horrified when they found out what happened.
"When i got here this morning, he didn't answer the door," said Wilson Jean-Marie.
Jean-Marie says he stopped by to have Jerry drive him to work.
"When i got in the room, i saw him laying down on the bed and i was like Jerry but he didn't say anything," explained Jean-Marie.
Friends say they don't know how this could happen. Neighbors report hearing multiple gunshots around two in the morning.
"Right now it's active we are looking into different things as to why this male is deceased," said Tiffany Wood, with the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Friends say they'll miss Jerry's jokes and playfulness.
"He was cool to hang around with," said Shafaye Campbell. "He made you smile when you was mad."
Tonight, smiles are the farthest things from their minds, as they mourn the loss of someone who was so young and full of life.
Police have not officially confirmed the identity of the victim. They're waiting an autopsy results to know more.