A man was arrested on July 4th after firing off more than just fireworks, firing multiple guns and damaging nearby property.
On July 4th at around 10:40pm, Cape Coral Police Department patrol officers responded to the 2500 block of SW 9th Place, regarding a shooting into a dwelling.
According to the caller, she was outside with her family watching the fireworks and heard what sounded like gunshots coming from a home nearby. When she re-entered her home about an hour later, she noticed that her rear bedroom window had a hole in it and there was a projectile on her floor. Prior to her leaving her home, the window was intact.
The investigation led to a home in the area, which was being used as a vacation rental. When officers approached the home, the overhead garage door was open and multiple firearms were seen on the countertop in the garage. The occupants all came outside and stated that they were renting the home for a week.
A Detective with the Major Crimes Unit was contacted and responded to the scene. The Detective searched the area and found multiple spent casings from rifles, shotguns, and handguns in the field and near the rear of the home. There was also damage to another home’s vinyl fence which appeared to be from shotgun rounds.
Based on the investigation one of the occupants, Corey Mattis (W/M, DOB 10-16-99) was arrested for Shooting into a Dwelling (a second degree felony) and Improper Exhibition of a Firearm (a first degree misdemeanor). Mattis was transported to the Lee County Jail.