Fort Myers, FL (July 5, 2019) – 44-year-old Rodney Rimes was arrested on Thursday night after he threatened to shoot his neighbor at 2934 Broadway Avenue.
The neighbor, 48-year-old Wilguens Elusme, told police that Rimes threatened to shoot him with a firearm. The two had been talking and Rimes pointed his gun at the sky, firing several shots.
Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department arrested Rimes after they found shell casings in the area, as well as his gun and other pieces of evidence.
Rimes has since received charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The investigation into the incident continues at this time.
Fort Myers Weapon Crime Laws
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