COLLIER COUNTY — Update:
A suspect in a February homicide in Immokalee turned himself in to Collier County authorities Monday afternoon.
Gens Cadete, 28, of Immokalee, faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. Officials said Cadete was involved in a shooting that killed Ernst Ganem, 20, and severely injured Gotty Charles, 19.
Cadete's attorney, David A. Brener, said his client has strong ties to the community and is not a flight risk.
"We are confident that when all the facts are known, Mr. Cadete will be exonerated," Brener said.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a man wanted in connection with the February shooting death of a 20-year-old in Immokalee.
Gens Cadete, 28, of Immokalee, is being sought by Collier County sheriff’s investigators on a warrant for second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder, officials announced Wednesday. Sheriff’s officials said Cadete was involved in the shooting that killed Ernst Ganem and left Gotty Charles, 19, with critical injuries.
Detectives said Ganem and Charles were sitting in a vehicle at about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 2 near Delaware Avenue and South Fifth Street when they got into an altercation with Cadete, who then shot both men. Ganem, an Immokalee resident, was transported to NCH North Naples Hospital, where he died. Charles, of Lehigh Acres, was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers and later released.
Cadete was described as a 5-foot-8-inch, 150-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He was last seen driving a burgundy or pink four-door Ford, possibly a Taurus model.
Detectives said Cadete might be staying in the Naples, Tampa or Jacksonville areas. He is considered armed and dangerous. Cadete has no prison record in Florida and has only one criminal case in Southwest Florida, a misdemeanor retail theft charge in 2004.
Anyone with information on Cadete’s whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.