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Palm City man charged with attempted murder after shooting at a boat on New Year’s Day in Port St Lucie

Palm City man charged with attempted murder after shooting at a boat on New Year’s Day in Port St Lucie

Palm City man charged with attempted murder after shooting at a boat on New Year’s Day in Port St Lucie

Port St. Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- A Palm City man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting at a boat on New Years Day.

On January 3, 2020, at around 3:15 pm, Police arrested thirty-Seven-year-old David Myers of Palm City. David Myers was charged with three counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Wantonly/Maliciously shooting at a boat that would produce death or great bodily harm.

On January 1, 2020, at around 5:30 pm, Police went to the 600 block of SE Norsemen Drive.  This was for reports of an alleged domestic aggravated assault. Further investigation revealed the victim was on a boat (with two other individuals/ victims) on the St. Lucie River about a mile north of the Port St. Lucie Bridge overpass. The suspect (later identified as David Myers) was also driving his boat with a friend. He was  approximately thirty feet from the victim’s boat, when the victim noticed the suspect holding a handgun. David fired about five to six rounds in the direction of the victim’s boat.

The victim(s) in fear, turned the boat heading in the opposite direction; to avoid getting closer to David. However , David managed to speed in front of the victim’s boat (approx. 30 feet out) and began firing another few rounds toward the victim’s boat. The victims headed toward the dock, but David too met up with them at the dock and began yelling “put the boat away before I kill you”. The victim told the suspect the police were being called at which point David pulled the boat out of the dock and headed south on the St. Lucie River.

No injuries or property damage was reported.

David is currently housed at the St Lucie County Jail.

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