Fort Myers mother of three found dead after frantic 911 call

Chantill Madet Harrison made it a habit to make her family laugh.  The 39-year-old mother of three and grandmother of seven “was just the laughter” of her large family.  “There was never a nonlaughing moment with her,” said her cousin, Cynthia Mitchell-White. “She was like the Madea Tyler Perry of the family.”  That’s why Mitchell-White was in disbelief as she stood near Harrison’s Towles Street home Tuesday morning, crime scene investigators behind her photographing and counting markers where bullets had hit the ground.  Harrison was found dead inside her home after she placed a frantic phone call to 911 for help.  Fort Myers police said Harrison was killed by her live-in partner, identified by police as Freddie Harris, 50. Capt. Jay Rodriguez, a public information officer for the Fort Myers Police Department, said they were called to the home for a disturbance and found Harris outside with a rifle.  According to police, Harris allegedly pointed his gun at officers and they fired at him and missed. He then ran behind the home and police set up a perimeter After about a half-an-hour standoff, Rodriguez said police “were able to secure him.” Her kids were at home at the time of the incident, Rodriguez said. Rodriguez declined to release information on how Harrison died.  “This is a perfect example of emotions running high on domestic calls,” Rodriguez said. “In this case, he took a human life.” The Department of Children and Families was notified and is investigating the situation. Harrison’s children are in the care of family,… [Read full story]

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