Jose Raul Bonilla arrested more than 2 years after Zombicon mass-shooting
DAVID FISCHER , Associated Press
5:13 PM, Feb 26, 2018
MIAMI (AP) — The man responsible for a shooting at a Florida Zombie-themed festival more than two years ago was arrested Monday, police said.
Jose Raul Bonilla, 23, faces a second-degree murder charge, along with five counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of tampering with evidence, Fort Myers police Capt. Jay Rodriguez said.
Wilson said she feels some relief knowing her grandson's suspected killer is locked up. For more than two years, she wasn't sure if the rest of her family were targets.
"It's hard when you got to look over your shoulder because you never know where a person is at," Wilson said. "We don't know why he (Bonilla) shot him (Taylor)."
The FBI began helping Fort Myers police shortly after the deadly event. Police weren't immediately releasing a motive for the shooting or what specifically led to Bonilla's arrest, but Rodriguez said investigators interviewed hundreds of witnesses. Police also released multiple images from surveillance video to the public and continually asked for tips through the region's Crime Stoppers program.
Even though police have made an arrest, Rodriguez said detectives are still collecting evidence and want anyone with information about the shooting to contact them.
The city cut ties with Zombicon organizers shortly after the shooting, ending the event's nine-year run.