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Investigation continues into Cape's first homicide of new year

Victim found shot to death early Saturday morning outside his home

January 8, 2014
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The Cape Coral Police Department is continuing to investigate the city's first homicide of the new year.

Pierre Jacques Dervil, 34, of 4021 S.E. 12th Ave., was found shot to death outside his Cape Coral home early Saturday morning.

As this is still an ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time, officials said Monday.

"Since the events surrounding the shooting on Saturday morning, our officers and investigators have been working non-stop identifying and talking to witnesses, gathering evidence and following up on leads," said Det. Sgt. Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department spokesperson, in a prepared statement. "This investigation is progressing very well. However, since it is still ongoing, we have to be cautious as to just how much information is released at this time, so as not to jeopardize the case. As more information becomes available, we will continue to share it with the public and our partners in the media."

Cape Coral police responding to a report of shots fired found Dervil dead of multiple gunshot wounds outside a small apartment building in the 4000 block of Southeast 12th Avenue shortly after 4 a.m.

Police have said the incident was "not random."

While checking the area, responding officers located the victim in the parking lot at the address. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers quickly secured the area, established a perimeter and began the investigation. Cape Coral Police Department detectives, forensics personnel, and additional patrol officers responded to assist with gathering evidence, canvassing the neighborhood, identifying and locating witnesses and attempting to identify a suspect, officials said in a release issued Saturday morning.

Cape Coral Police Department reported Saturday they did not have a suspect in this case.

"Preliminary indications are that this was not a random act," Coston said. "Our officers are working tirelessly to identify a suspect and make an arrest in this case. While we have not identified a suspect in this case as of yet, we do not believe that there is an immediate danger to the public at large at this time."

Source: Cape Coral Police Department

 
 

 

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