Guilty as Charged of Attempted First Degree Murder

Katrina Mary Drakes, of Lehigh Acres, was found guilty as charged of Attempted First Degree Murder, following a four-day trial in Lee County.

In April 2018, Drakes shot a man outside of an apartment complex in Fort Myers. The defendant was waiting in her SUV, for the victim to arrive home. As the victim drove through the gates of the complex, she stepped out of her vehicle and shot him once in the chest. The victim survived the shooting. 

The Fort Myers Police Department investigated the crime. The defendant fled the scene and was apprehended at her home in Lehigh Acres by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, several days after the

Assistant State Attorney Leena Marcos and Assistant State Attorney John Evan Humphreville prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for September 19, 2022.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office