May 30, 2107

 **UPDATE #1**

 Just over an hour after being named one of Lee County’s 10 Most Wanted criminals, Imari Colon is now in police custody.

Detectives with the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force worked in conjunction with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to apprehend Colon in downtown Fort Myers at 2:30 p.m.  Colon is currently enroute to the Lee County Jail, where she will be booked and charged with second degree murder with a firearm.  Colon will be held without bond.

Note:  Colon’s mugshot from this afternoon’s arrest should be available on the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s public website by early evening.

 

 

May 30, 2017

Accused murder suspect added to 10 Most Wanted list

A murder suspect is at large and Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help tracking her down.

Detectives are on the hunt for Imari Ranisha Colon, DOB 5/25/92, who is wanted for the May 24th murder of Derrick Henderson in Lehigh Acres.  Just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24th, deputies arrived at 815 Alido Avenue in response to a shooting.  Upon their arrival, they discovered that Henderson had been shot.  He was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Within 48 hours of Henderson’s murder, detectives identified Colon as the suspect in this case.  Although she has been known to have ties in both Lehigh Acres and central Fort Myers, Colon is at large at this time.  This afternoon, she was added to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted list – facing the charge of second degree murder with a firearm.

“We are confident that there are people in our community who know what happened, and are possibly harboring Colon,” said Undersheriff Carmine Marceno.  “Make no doubt about it.  Our detectives will find Colon, and if anyone is helping her evade justice, they too will be charged accordingly.”

Colon has previous arrests in Lee County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and, most recently, for the sale and delivery of cocaine and marijuana.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Imari Colon is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.

Note:  Two photos of Colon are attached.  Detectives believe she currently has short hair.

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