2 arrested in Wednesday night shooting in Fort Pierce

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A Fort Pierce man and his girlfriend were arrested early Thursday following a Wednesday night incident in which two people were shot, according to records released Thursday.

Terence Antonio Tumblin, 25, and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Jamie L. Anderson, both of the 900 block of Fra Mar Place, each were arrested on four counts of attempted felony murder and a single count of evidence tampering/destruction. Tumblin also was arrested on a possession of a weapon by a convicted felon charge.

Shot in the 10:30 p.m. Wednesday incident in the 700 block of Fra Mar Place were David Fernandez, 20, and 19-year-old Kayla Smith. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Smith, Fernandez, and two others drove to the scene and were either in or near their vehicle when the shooting happened, a St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office official said.

A dispute apparently erupted over a parking space and Tumblin began firing. Investigators found several .22 caliber cartridge casings in the parking lot.

At least one person said he saw Tumblin shoot into the victims' vehicle.

Fernandez and Smith drove to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce after the incident. Fernandez told investigators he was shot three times.

One of the four told deputies that another of the four wanted to go to a man's home to pick up clothes and buy marijuana.

About 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Port St. Lucie police found a Dodge Durango thought to be linked to the incident in a park in the 1900 block of Southeast Hillmoor Drive.

Tumblin had a pill in his pocket. The pill was placed on the trunk of a patrol vehicle, and Tumblin leaned over and got the pill in his mouth.

"It's gone," he is quoted as saying.

Investigators found three bags of marijuana in his shoes.

At or in the area of the park, investigators recovered clothes and the driver's seat cover to the Durango.

Anderson said she and Tumblin were in the park and they threw away clothes because they were muddy from having sex on the ground. The clothing, however, didn't look to be muddy. She said the seat cover was discarded because it had dog urine on it. She later said the dog urinated on it weeks earlier.

Anderson said they were at Tumblin's residence, but that she didn't see anyone get shot.

Tumblin denied shooting anyone.

A sheriff's official declined to say whether a gun was recovered, but said the investigation is continuing.

Tumblin was held Thursday in the St. Lucie County jail in lieu of $138,750 bail, while Anderson's bail is $123,750, the Sheriff's Office states.

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