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Shootout at traffic stop leads to deputy-involved shooting in Fort Pierce

Shootout at traffic stop leads to deputy-involved shooting in Fort Pierce
Shootout at traffic stop leads to deputy-involved shooting in Fort Pierce

Shootout at traffic stop leads to deputy-involved shooting in Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- A traffic stop turned dangerous after deputies were fired on in Fort Pierce, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Ken Mascara said at around 6:45 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on N. 17th Street. That’s when deputies were fired upon from occupants inside the vehicle.

STATEMENT FROM SHERIFF KEN MASCARA
At approximately 6:45 this evening, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted a traffic stop at the 1200 block of N. 17th Street in Fort Pierce when deputies were fired upon from occupants inside the vehicle. Please avoid this area as the investigation is ongoing. Thankfully, none of our deputies were injured. We will provide an update as more information on the suspect vehicle becomes available.

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