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Arrests and gun found in teen drive by shooting

Arrests and gun found in teen drive by shooting

Gun found in teen drive by shooting.

On July 10, 2017, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Vincenzo Anthony Monteleone  for fleeing and eluding police and reckless driving after he led police on a chase after a drive-by shooting in the 1800 block of SW California Boulevard.  Police also arrested the suspected shooter, a 17 year old male, on the charges of violation of probation.

The investigation began shortly after 2:00 am on July 10, 2017. The police were dispatched to the 1800 block of SW California. There was  a gunshot wound to an 18 year old man while he was in his bedroom.  Police were told that a white car drove by the house on SW California Boulevard, shooting several rounds at the house.  The 18 year old man was shot in the buttocks during the shooting. He was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Shortly after the shooting call was dispatched, police spotted a white Chrysler 4 door traveling at a high rate of speed headed east on SW Crosstown Parkway at SW Hibiscus Avenue.  Police attempted to make a traffic stop on a white Chrysler 4 door. It was  believed which was believed to be involved in the drive-by shooting. The suspect car failed to stop and led police on a chase  that continued for several miles through numerous streets throughout the center of the City.  The suspect car finally stopped in the 200 block

Police located the four suspects in the area to include the driver, Monteleone, a 17 year old male (suspected to be the shooter), an 18 year old female, and a 16 year old female.  All four subjects were taken to the Port St. Lucie Police Department for questioning.

Back at the crime scene

Back at the crime scene located on SW California Boulevard, police found several shell casings (at least 9) coming from a suspected 9mm handgun.

Monteleone was placed under arrest and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.  The 17 year old was arrested for violation of probation.  The two females were not charged with anything at this time.  The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and further charges are expected upon its conclusion.

Port St. Lucie Police retraced the route of the vehicle pursuit related to the early morning drive-by shooting on SW California Blvd.  Police detectives along with Police K-9 located the gun in high grass on SW Fairway Avenue near SW Hutchins Ave.

July 10,2017

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