A Gibsonton man was convicted in March of capturing two males exterior a Fort Myers nightclub final yr. Jonathan Anthony Reid, 32, was discovered responsible of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a beforehand convicted felon within the capturing exterior Babe’s on Jan. 29, 2020.
On Monday, Reid was sentenced to life in jail for the capturing that injured the 2 males.
Proof reveals Reid shot two men who had been standing in entrance of the doorway of the membership on Cleveland Avenue earlier than fleeing a silver sedan with a stolen license plate.
Investigators say Reid made efforts to hide his id throughout the capturing by carrying a hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and a ski masks. Following the capturing Reid fled the scene in the direction of McGregor Blvd and crashed a number of minutes later. Proof was recovered from his car linking him to the capturing. Within the automotive, legislation enforcement discovered a Glock .45 caliber handgun, 9 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition, a camouflage ski masks, a hooded sweatshirt, and blue latex gloves.
DNA evaluation later revealed that Reid’s DNA profile matched DNA extracted from the ski masks, the sweatshirt, a ripped latex glove, and the firearm that was recovered from the car. Three cell telephones had been additionally discovered within the automotive, all of which had been later linked to Reid.
Reid was arrested in April of final yr. The victims suffered non-life-threatening accidents.
The U.S. Marshal’s Activity Pressure arrested Reid in Hillsborough County pursuant to an arrest warrant for Tried First Diploma Homicide and Aggravated Battery and he was later arrested. The Fort Myers Police Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Florida Division of Regulation Enforcement, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace additionally assisted on this investigation.