UPDATE…PSLPD investigating shooting after victim arrived at local hospital.
On November 11, 2017 at around 1:50am, Port St. Lucie Police went to Tradition Medical Center, after a 23 year old Eric Rivera of Port St. Lucie walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound to his clavicle.
During the initial investigation police were told that the victim had left a Hookah Lounge on SW Bayshore Boulevard and went to a gas station located on SW Gatlin Boulevard. The victim said that while he was at the gas station an unknown person shot him. Officers investigating the scene of the alleged shooting found no evidence that a shooting took place at the gas station or the surrounding area.
Officers then spoke to additional witnesses and discovered that the shooting took place at a home in the 1700 block of SW Comfort St. Further investigation revealed that four males in their 20’s were hanging out at the house. Three of the males were on the patio of the home to include the resident, 26 year old Randolph Tribble, and the fourth male, victim Rivera, was in the kitchen. Tribble brought a gun onto the patio. While Tribble was handling the gun he shot a round off, which traveling through a glass door, into the kitchen, striking Rivera in the clavicle.
The victim was driven to Tradition medical center where he was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Police executed a search warrant to the home on SW Comfort Street. They found the rear glass door to the kitchen had been shattered by the impact of the bullet. Police also found the bullet that struck the victim lodged into the cabinet in the kitchen.
Detectives arrested the shooter Randolph Tribble (DOB 11/17/91, 1700 block SW Comfort Street, Port St. Lucie) for violation of probation and obstruction by giving false information to police.
This is an ongoing investigation and more charges are expected upon conclusion of the case.