Victims’ and Suspect’s Names Released in Port St. Lucie Shooting

JULY 7, 2020 | 5:30 P.M. | PORT ST. LUCIE–Police released the names of the victims in yesterday’s gun battle on Morningside Boulevard.

Dead are Guy Hansman, 55, and his 11-year-old daughter, Harper. They were shot and killed by their neighbor, Ronald DelSerro, 82, in the Hansman home over a dispute regarding DelSerro’s dangerous dog.

According to the police report, DelSerro fired using two handguns inside and outside the two-story home owned by Hansman.

After police arrived, DelSerro opened fire on police officers wounding one.

A Port St. Lucie police officer was shot in the arm (non-life-threatening injuries) and chest.  The bullet was stopped by the officer’s bulletproof vest.  The officer was treated at the hospital and later released. A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputy managed to evacuate Harper from the home, who was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.

It’s now known it was Harper who made the initial 911 call.

Guy Hansman was found dead in the garage of his home.

Two hours later, a SWAT team cleared the house finding DelSerro dead in a second-story bedroom of the Hansman home.

At this time, it’s not known how DelSerro died other than by a gunshot wound.

There is no word about the other occupants of either home on Southeast Morningside Drive.  The two homes are considered a crime scenes, and police and state investigators are still at the locations.

Investigators said animal control officers responded to the Hansman and DelSerrro residences for a dog bite involving the DelSerro’s dog, a female gray Mastiff named Roxy.

An adult female victim from the Hansman home reported she was attacked and bitten by Roxy, which led to a dangerous-dog hearing. In May, DelSerro was issued a citation for failure to safely confine the dog.  On July 1, Port St. Lucie Police animal control officers served the DelSerro with final declaration paperwork indicating the dog would be deemed dangerous. A court ruled the dog was dangerous and fined Sandra DelCerro, the wife of Ronald DelSerro. Sanda was the one listed on the court case. The fine of $528 was paid.

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