Jury convicts Fort Myers man of murder in 2019 home robbery

Shyheem Taylor

A Lee County jury convicted Shyheem A. Taylor of murder in an August 2019 robbery where women hid toddlers as he and two others stormed a Fort Myers home and opened fire.

Sentencing for the Fort Myers man is set for Jan. 18. The jury delivered the verdict Thursday night, finding him guilty of second-degree felony murder, attempted robbery while discharging a firearm and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

The News-Press had previously identified the victim as Xavier Williams, 20.

According to court records, three men knocked on the door of a home about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019. When the homeowner opened the door, the masked and armed men barged in.

The Fort Myers Police Department received an alert that gunshots had been fired on French Street, a news release from the 20th Judicial Circuit reported Friday.

Previously: Fort Myers police investigating French Street shooting that killed one man and injured two other people

Units from the Fort Myers Police Department had a home on French Street in the Dunbar section of the city cordoned off with crime scene tape Wednesday.

As one of the robbers pointed a gun at the head of a woman holding her 2-year-old child and asked about a safe. The mother and her child ran to a playroom.

Another robber, identified as Taylor, now 21, ran past a second woman and her children, a 2-year-old and a 2-month-old, near her bedroom. She grabbed her oldest and hid the child in the playroom, the release said.

Taylor continued to the safe in the master bedroom.

The grandmother of the children, who had been asleep in another bedroom with her grandson, awoke and opened the door. When Taylor pointed a gun at her, she slammed the door and hid.

The homeowner retrieved his firearm, and shot one of the armed men, killing him.

Taylor then opened fire in the back of the house, shooting the homeowner and the mother who had been with her kids in the bedroom. They survived.

Investigators determined Taylor fired a total of 16 shots and then ran from the house, throwing the gun in nearby grass.

Investigators recovered Taylor’s DNA on the weapon and the cartridge casings matched the spent casings in the back bedroom.

Assistant State Attorney Mara Marzano, of the Homicide Unit, and Assistant State Attorney Michael Curley, of the Special Victims Unit, prosecuted the case.

This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Shyheem Taylor faces January sentencing in 2019 armed robbery death

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