Man arrested for shooting at Benson’s Grocery Store in Bonita Springs


BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — A Fort Myers man was arrested for shooting a man at Benson’s Grocery Store in Bonita Springs.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), 18-year-old Eric Linares pulled a gun out of a pickup truck he was riding in and a shot a man.

The victim said the two men were yelling at him on Old 41. The man then pulled over and confronted them at Benson’s Grocery Store.

A witness said the two men then engaged in a verbal argument with the victim. According to the report, Linares then went back to a white Ford F-150 pickup truck, grabbed a firearm and shot the victim in the arm.

Both of the men fled the scene in another vehicle and the victim was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital with a non-life threatening injury to his right arm.

On August 11, LCSO deputies arrested Linares. He is facing charges for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest developments as we learn them.


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