Guilty as Charged in Nightclub Parking Lot Shooting

Sentencing has been set for March 4, 2024, for Leonel Fundora, who was convicted of Shooting At, Within, or Into an Occupied Vehicle and two counts of Aggravated
Assault. The jury returned the verdict following a four-day trial in Lee County.

On November 1, 2022, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of a gun being fired in the parking lot of a nightclub on Cleveland Avenue. Witnesses also reported seeing a man with a rifle. Responding officers located a subject who matched the description of the shooter, the defendant, who claimed he did not fire a weapon.

His car, a white Dodge Challenger, was in the parking lot. A Sergeant observed an AR-15 style rifle, in plain view, sitting on the front passenger seat of the car. A spent rifle shell casing was found on scene, on the pavement, approximately 5 yards from the car.

The casing was later identified as having been fired from the firearm located in the defendant’s vehicle. Fundora was also positively identified as the shooter.

The defendant had fired the rifle at a truck that was exiting the parking lot. No one was injured.

Assistant State Attorney Leena Marcos prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office