A Fort Myers man has been sentenced to life in prison after shooting at cab driver who refused to pick him up in December of 2016.
According to the State Attorney’s Office, in December of 2016, 28-year old Victor Dongrell Wilson approached a cab stopped at the intersection of Carrell Road and Broadway in Fort Myers and asked to hire the driver. The cabby refused because he was waiting to pick up another passenger at that location.
After walking a few feet away, Wilson returned to the cab, pointing a pistol at the victim’s head and demanding money. The driver sped away, and Wilson responded by firing at the cab, hitting the vehicle four times. The victim barely avoided being stuck by one of the bullets, moving his head just in time.
The victim called 911, and Wilson was quickly located a few blocks from the incident. Detectives discovered the gun used in the crime under a car just a few feet from where Wilson was located.
The perpetrator was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for attempted second degree murder with a firearm, in addition to a pair of 30 year sentences for firearms related charges, during a three-day trial in Lee County. Wilson was sentenced as a habitual felony offender and a prison releasee reoffender.
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