Court Appearance for Shooter Pushed Back


Jatavion Craig, who’s accused of the Memorial Day shooting on Fort Myers Beach, was scheduled to appear in court Thursday. That appearance has been pushed back to Monday and he remains in the Lee County jail.

Craig is being represented by the Public Defender’s office.

The 18-year old was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, a 3rd degree felony, and firing a weapon in public or on residential property, a first degree misdemeanor. Bail was set at $250,000 on the felony charge and $75,000 on the misdemeanor.

Following the 911 call that shots were fired on Fort Myers Beach, over 40 deputies eventually responded, the first few were on scene in minutes as there were extra deputies on the beach for the holiday weekend. Others quickly arrived from surrounding areas not knowing early on if they had an active shooter situation on their hands.