William Curry: 1 dead in Okeechobee shooting, Travis Spencer and Terrance Spivey arrested

An Okeechobee man is dead and three people, two of them murder suspects, have been arrested after a shooting Friday morning.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office says William Curry was shot at 580 NE 13 Avenue in Okeechobee.

According to an arrest affidavit, Travis Spencer of Fort Pierce, Terrance Spivey of Pahokee, and others, engaged in an armed burglary of the victim's apartment.

Police say OCSO dispatch received a 911 call at 6:07 a.m. advising that a shooting had occurred and that Spencer was the shooter.

According to the affidavit, the suspects stole a large unknown amount of money, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana and "mollies."

When deputies arrived at one of the crime scenes nearby at 531 NE 13th Avenue, they learned that this apartment was owned by the victim's aunt.  She told deputies that the victim said that Spencer shot him in his apartment. The victim was still alive but in serious medical condition due to several gunshot wounds, including two to the torso, one to the right hand, and one to the right knee.

Detectives say there was a jammed semi-automatic pistol lying near the victim which suggests that this was a two-way gunfight.

Curry was taken to the hospital where he later died.

While investigating, detectives learned that Terrance Spivey arrived at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Highlands County with a gunshot wound.

Accompanying Spivey was Latisha McBride and Travis Spencer, the named suspect in this matter.

Those individuals were detained at the hospital by Highlands County Sheriff's Office and later interviewed by Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office detectives.

According to the affidavit, the suspect went to Highlands Regional Medical Center, which is approximately an hour from the shooting scene.  Raulerson Hospital is approximately 3 minutes from the shooting scene.

Detectives say both Spencer and Spivey were treated for gunshot wounds.  Spencer had a graze wound to the right side of his head while Spivey had a "through and through" wound to the right leg and a bullet lodged in his left leg.

Both suspects refused to tell police what happened.

Detectives say probable cause is sufficient to believe that both Terrance Spivey and Travis Spencer were involved in armed burglary and felony murder of William Curry.

They also believe probable cause is sufficient to believe that Latisha McBride transported Spivey and Spencer away from the crime scene, making her an accessory after the fact.

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