The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Reportedly, shots had been fired near the intersection of Alico Road and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. The LCSO Major Crimes Unit was dispatched.
Of three individuals struck by gunfire, Marcus Keon Hood (DOB 04/24/1988) succumbed to his injuries.
Hood was no stranger to Lee County law enforcement. Hood had been arrested, in Lee County alone, 11 times.
Marcus Hood’s first contacts with the legal system began in 2003. As juvenile cases are confidential, the Lee Herald did not have access to case numbers 03-CJ-001328, 04-CJ-003351, 05-CJ-000088 or 05-CJ-000904
Hood’s juvenile troubles continued in 2005 when he was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on a Victim 12 Years of age or Older (05-CJ-002234). The case disposition also remains confidential due to Hood’s age.
In 2007, Hood was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest. Hood pled No Contest (Nolo Contendre) to both charges and was placed on probation.
Nine months later, Hood had already violated the terms of his probation and was additionally charged with Fleeing and Eluding law enforcement.
In 2008, Marcus Hood was arrested for Cruelty towards Child – Inflicting Injury. Hood pled guilty to a lesser charge and served seven months for Abuse of a Child from April 2010 to November 2010.
Marcus Hood continued gathering offenses: Violations of Probation, multiple cases of Fraud – Uttering False Bank Note (pled No Contest), multiple cases of Grand Larceny (pled No Contest), Vehicle Theft (Nolle Prossed), Resisting without Violence (pled No Contest) and Cocaine Possession with Intent to Sell (State Attorney did not file).
As this homicide case is currently under LCSO investigation, the Sheriff’s Office is unable to comment further, however, the Lee Herald will provide updated information upon receipt.
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