Just minutes before the composite photo of a murder suspect was released, a man claiming to have details into the murder approached a WBBH news crews. He ended up looking very much like the guy in the composite photo that had yet to be released.
Three days after the manager of a Cape Coral T.J. Maxx was shot and killed while out on his break, police are still on the hunt for his killer.
“We're still asking for the public to continue providing us information,” said Sgt. Dana Coston with the Cape Coral Police Department.
And that is exactly what WBBH Reporter Dave Elias and Photographer Ben Colwell did after being approached by a man bearing a strong resemblance to the sketch. The man claimed to have insight into the shooter's motive.
Elias and Colwell went to the Cape Coral Police Department to tell authorities about the man. After hearing the description, investigators quickly rushed Elias and Colwell down the hall to the detectives working the case.
Their story became sworn evidence in the case. Detectives recorded their every word.
“When he was talking, he took a step back,” said Colwell.
Colwell witnessed the man – who said store manager was shot after an argument over a handicapped parking space. Investigators wanted to know every detail about the man.
The man is still on the loose.