Shooting suspect in custody after victim found in Port St. Lucie

DEC. 18, 2021 | PORT ST. LUCIE — Port St. Lucie Police responded to a 911 call Dec. 17 at about 11:38 p.m. near Southeast Tiffany Ave. and Southeast Hillmoor Dr. When they arrived they found a 15-year-old male with a gunshot wound. Officers began lifesaving measures, but the victim was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

A preliminary investigation discovered that the victim was traveling in a vehicle with other passengers. The victim was in the back seat of the vehicle when a firearm was discharged from within the vehicle, striking and killing the victim.

A 17-year-old male who was a passenger in the vehicle was arrested for the shooting death of the victim. Further details will be released at a press conference early next week.

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