ST LUCIE SHERIFF: LOUS ELLIS PARK SHOOTING (JAN.19) 10:50 AM UPDATE
St. Lucie County, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- Here is Sheriff Mascaras update on the shooting at Lous Ellis Park.
On Wednesday, detectives identified 27-year-old Frederick Lamar Johnson, Jr., as a person of interest in the Ilous Ellis Park shooting on Monday. At approximately 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Johnson turned himself in to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. After speaking with Johnson, detectives have determined that Johnson is no longer a person of interest at this time. Johnson was wanted on a felony warrant for violation of probation, which stemmed from drug-related charges. He was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail without bond.
ILOUS ELLIS PARK SHOOTING UPDATE
Chief Deputy Brian Hester provided an update at a press conference this morning on the shooting incident that occurred on Monday afternoon at Ilous Ellis Park in Fort Pierce that left one person dead, seven shot, and four others injured.
According to Chief Deputy Brian Hester, detectives have identified the deceased victim as 29-year-old Nikkitia Bryant of Fort Pierce.
“Out of the other 7 victims who were shot, two remain in the hospital, and they’re in stable condition,” said Chief Deputy Brian Hester. “The others have all been released.”
According to Chief Deputy Brian Hester, detectives initially believed that the shooting was the result of a dispute between two rival gangs; however, they no longer believe this is the case. Detectives now believe that the dispute may have also involved individuals who are not affiliated with any gangs.
Please if you have any insight call the St. Lucie Sheriff! We owe it to Nikkitia Bryant, her family and the others that were affected.
We ask anyone who was present at the event, whether they witnessed the incident or not, to contact detectives at 772-462-3230.