ESTERO, FL – On February 19, 2021, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Larino Loop in Estero in reference to a shooting that left one person deceased inside a home. Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit arrived on scene to assume the investigation and identified a suspect in this case, 17 year old Mariano Rivera.
After detectives conducted a thorough investigation, they turned over their findings to the State Attorney’s Office. Based on the facts of the investigation, an arrest warrant for the charge of manslaughter was issued by the State Attorney’s Office. On Wednesday, October 27, Mariano Rivera was arrested on the warrant and is now in the Lee County jail.
“The coordination between my team and State Attorney Amira Fox’s staff is second to none,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “Together, we made sure that justice was served and that the victim’s family received closure.”