Behind a pub, a guy was discovered shot to death this morning, and police have already apprehended the motorbike rider who left the scene.
Just after two in the morning, Port St. Lucie Police responded to a complaint of gunfire at Harpers Tavern, located in the 1700 block of Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard. Behind the bar, on Southeast Greendon Avenue, they discovered a guy laying dead from gunshot wounds, according to the police.
As a motorbike was observed fleeing the area, cops pursued it. Up until they reached Martin County, the motorist would not stop for the police, but they were able to take him to jail on Southwest Citrus Boulevard, according to the police.
The tweet below confirms the news:
The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. behind Harpers Pub. A motorcyclist seen fleeing the scene was taken into custody in Martin County. https://t.co/0SWg6SqSld
— TCPalm (@TCPalm) April 9, 2023
In a press release issued today, Port St. Lucie Police Sgt. John Dellacroce said that the shooting was targeted and not an act of random violence. Detectives may be reached at 772-871-5001, and Crime Stoppers of the Treasure Coast can be reached at 1-800-273-TIPS.
No more details regarding the event, such as the victim’s or the motorcycle rider’s identity who was taken into custody, were available right away.
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