Knife-wielding man with dismembered body part shot and killed by Fort Myers police

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A tragic incident in Fort Myers has led to the placement of a police officer on paid administrative leave after a man was shot and killed for failing to comply with police orders. The Fort Myers Police Department reported that the individual who lost his life was found holding a knife in one hand and a dismembered body part in the other.

According to authorities, the incident unfolded when police responded to a call regarding a female and two young children seeking refuge in a carport at Grand Avenue and Waltman Street late Sunday evening. Upon arrival, the woman informed investigators that her husband, Willy Lumaine, was in the process of attacking their roommate at their residence on Grand Avenue.

Police officers, following a blood trail, discovered the scene of the violent attack and established a perimeter around the property while issuing verbal commands in an attempt to locate Lumaine and any potential victims. The situation escalated when Lumaine, wielding a knife, began breaking through a window, prompting officers to instruct him to drop the weapon.

Subsequently, Lumaine emerged from the window, clutching the knife and what appeared to be a dismembered body part. Despite repeated commands to drop the weapon, he did not comply, resulting in officers opening fire. Efforts to save Lumaine’s life were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services.

Inside and outside the residence, investigators uncovered the mutilated body of the roommate. The violent nature of the incident was clear to authorities, who declared it a homicide. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has joined the Fort Myers Police Department in the ongoing active investigation of the case.