Wisner Desmaret could face the death penalty after being indicted on charges of first degree murder in the shooting death of Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller.
Chief Assistant State Attorney Amira Fox announced on Friday a grand jury indictment on the murder charge as well as seven other counts including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and grand theft.
“I will be personally prosecuting this case along with Assistant State Attorney Andreas Gardiner from our homicide unit, and Assistant State Attorney Orion Wright from our homicide unit,” said Fox.
Desmaret, 29, is accused of shooting Jobbers-Miller after being chased on foot near a Marathon gas station on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. According to FMPD, the officer was wearing a body camera which captured the incident, including footage of the suspect tackling Jobbers-Miller and shooting him with his own service weapon.
Thousands gathered at Germain Arena on Monday to memorialize the officer, who started with FMPD in 2015, with full honors. A motorcade of hundreds of law enforcement vehicles from dozens of different agencies escorted the body of Jobbers-Miller as onlookers lined the road, paying their respects.
Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs was on hand for the announcement.
“The only thing I want to say is that I am glad the criminal justice system is supporting justice for Adam, justice for Adam’s family, and justice for the Fort Myers Police Department family,” Diggs said. “This was a very tragic event that happened in our community and I hope we can continue with the criminal justice system so that individual is punished as he so justly deserves.”
Fox said Desmaret will remain in custody without bond until his arraignment on August 20.
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