Downtown Cameras Instrumental in Guilty Verdict

Video evidence from cameras mounted in downtown Fort Myers by the Fort Myers Police Department were important pieces of evidence in the trial of Derek Riccobono. He was found guilty as charged for Attempted First Degree Murder and Discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

A jury announced its decision on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The trial took less than 2 days for them to deliver a guilty verdict.   

The incident took place on August 26, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m. The camera system documented Riccobono stalking his victim for about 15 minutes. Video evidence and prompt police work resulted in an arrest within 3 days. 

Riccobono’s conviction is one of the first major cases involving the use of the downtown camera system.