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Police seek suspect in shooting of four
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Posted: 2012 Aug 03 - 01:22

By Jay Meisel


FORT PIERCE - A man wanted on four counts of attempted murder was arrested on July 25 after Fort Pierce Police got a tip from Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers.

Police arrested Kelvin Smith after getting the tip that said he would be at 2601 Heathcote Drive in Fort Pierce, Sgt. Dennis McWilliams, public information officer, said in a press release.

Police began searching for Mr. Smith after four people, including three adults and a 12-year-old boy, sustained gunshot wounds at the Madison Cay Apartments, 1655 North 29th St., police said in a press release said.

Conditions were not immediately available on the injured, but Sgt. McWilliams said none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening. He said at least two of the victims were released from a hospital by July 25.

Police were still investigating to determine a motive for the shootings, he said.

Sgt. McWilliams said he doesn't believe the four victims were related and that the only connection was they were standing outside of an apartment building.

A woman told police a gray Volkswagen Jetta with four men inside approached from the north end of the property and that a passenger started firing a gun toward the 400 building, an incident report said.

"Several shots were fired in that direction, striking those in the crowd," the affidavit said.

One of the victims was shot in the knee and the breast area, while another victim sustained gunshot wounds to the leg and the waist.

Mr. Smith, the suspected shooter, previously served time in prison, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website.

He was sentenced on April 23, 2001, to serve a year on charges of fleeing/eluding a law enforcement officer, driving while license suspended and sale/delivery of cocaine. He began his sentence on May 10, 2001, and was released on Aug. 1, 2001.

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