3 arrested after Ft. Myers club shooting, 1 has ties to Alabama A&M

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Authorities in Fort Myers have identified three persons of interest at a Florida nightclub shooting in which two people died. It happened early Monday morning at Club Blu Bar & Grill.

Derrick Church, 19, Demetrius O’Neal, 19, and Tajze Battle, 22, identified as persons of interest in the shooting, were booked into the Lee County jail Tuesday morning on unrelated charges.

According to our news partner AL.com, Battle was a member of the 2014 Alabama A&M Football Team. The Fort Myers native was listed as defensive back in his freshman season before leaving the program. He reportedly saw playing time in one game for the Bulldogs.

Battle walked out of jail Tuesday afternoon after posting his $3,500 bond for resisting an officer without violence.

Church is being held in jail on $100,000 for charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and fleeing and eluding. While O’Neal’s bond amount is set at $5,000.

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