Port St. Lucie Police continue to search for suspect that killed 95-year-old man in nursing home
Port St. Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- Police in Port St. Lucie continue to search for a suspect after a 95-year-old man was attacked and killed inside a nursing home.
It happened at the Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation on Hillmoor Drive. Just after midnight Sunday, a 9-1-1 call was sent stating “someone tried to hurt a patient.” Police say a nurse had walked past a male patient’s room when she saw a man sitting on top of the patient’s chest, holding a pillow over his face. When spotted, that man ran off and has yet to be found.
After the main double doors, there is a small vestibule before another set of locked doors. The facility is working closely with the police.
According to Medicare-dot-gov, Tiffany Hall received average ratings for staffing and health inspection. They got an above-average rating for the quality of resident care, and a much above average rating for the quality of long-stay resident care. In October, an unannounced visit from the state found some safety deficiencies with regards to electrical equipment blocking access to emergency exits. A follow up in November found no issues.
The name of the victim has not been released and we don’t know if there are any ties between the victim and the man suspected of killing him.
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