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Death Investigation
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On June 10, 2013 at 8:51 p.m., Lee County deputies responded to 216 Fireside Court, Lehigh Acres, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, a perimeter was established near the residence. Several witnesses ran out of the house and information was gathered from them. One witness had been shot and was transported to the hospital where he was treated and later released.

Deputies were able to determine people were still inside the residence at 216 Fireside Court. Nearby residences were evacuated and neighborhood streets were blocked off.

The Special Operations Unit responded and subsequently made entry into the home. Inside they discovered Romie Franklin Jr., (DOB 10-28-62) and Laverne James (DOB 4-13-65) both deceased.

The cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner. The investigation continues.