Federal marshals arrested an East Naples man with an extensive history with the law in Miami on Wednesday in connection with a fatal shooting in Naples Manor last week that left one man dead and two others injured.
Jean Rony Bienaime, 27, of the 5200 block of Gilchrist Street, was arrested on a murder charge for the June 23 killing of Elmer Serrano Lopez, 20, on Fleming Street in Naples Manor. He also faces attempted murder charges for shooting Roland Marks, 45, and Felix Ventura-Cruz, 19.
Serrano Lopez was shot in the head and died at the scene. Marks, who was also shot in the face, is still hospitalized. Ventura said he fled as soon as his friend Serrano Lopez was hit. He escaped with only a superficial wound on his chin where a bullet grazed him.
According to a Collier sheriff’s affidavit, the day before the shooting Bienaime arranged to exchange cash and drugs for a silver Smith & Wesson .45 caliber handgun. It’s the same gun Ventura told the Daily News in a jailhouse interview he and Serrano Lopez stole from a Golden Gate Estates home earlier in the week during a two-day burglary spree.
Ventura is currently in jail on charges stemming from the thefts.
Ventura said Serrano Lopez picked him up at home late at night after the second day of burglaries. They drove down the street in Naples Manor to meet with Marks and another man he did not know, now identified by deputies as Bienaime.
As Serrano Lopez showed Bienaime the gun, they began to argue, and the first shots were fired, according to affidavit. After Marks was hit, he hid under a vehicle until Bienaime and two other men left, the affidavit added. He then drove to a nearby 7-Eleven store and contacted police.
No stranger to trouble with the law, Bienaime’s first arrest in Collier County was at 12 years old for aggravated assault. Local law enforcement arrested him 24 more times since then on 49 charges that include drug possession, trespassing, and robbery.
The shooting occurred four days after Bienaime was due in court to face charges of false imprisonment, battery, and child abuse stemming from a case in April. Judge Vince Murphy revoked the bond in that case on Thursday.
The investigation into this case is still active. Detectives believe that at least two additional people were with Bienaime at the time of the shooting.
Anyone with information with information about the case is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Bureau at (239) 252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1-(800)-780-8477.