Former Boy Scout member killed in Fort Pierce shooting, former state MP says
FORT PIERCE, Florida. Fort Pierce police are investigating a fatal shooting that, according to a former state MP, killed a 21-year-old former Boy Scout troop member.
The Fort Pierce Police Department said the crime took place on Thursday evening in the 600 block of Dundas Court near Avenue E, which is less than a mile from the deadly location. Mass shooting at Ealous Ellis Park last month on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A police report said the shooting occurred just after 5 p.m.
Investigators said the second victim of the same shooting, a 31-year-old Palm Beach County resident, arrived shortly after at Lonewood Regional Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Although police have not confirmed the identity of the 21-year-old victim, former Democratic Rep. Larry Lee told WPTV NewsChannel 5 that he was a former member of Boy Scout Troop 772 in the Lincoln Park community.
Lee, who served at the Florida House from 2012 to 2018, said he founded the squad over 12 years ago and the victim was one of the group’s most prominent members.
While in Unit 772, the 21-year-old man, along with other members of the unit, visited the White House, the United Nations in New York and the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Lee said.
Police said the unidentified person involved in the shooting fled the scene in a gray or silver-colored four-door sedan. Fort Pierce police said they were investigating and questioning witnesses.
Anyone with information or who sees a similar vehicle is advised to call Detective Michael Dini at 772-467-6867 or 772-979-1404. Tips can also be anonymously reported to the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS.
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