Homicide victim identified in Riviera Beach

Posted at 4:59 AM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-20 14:14:33-05

Police said a 37-year-old man was fatally shot early Friday morning in Riviera Beach.

The shooting occurred at 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of West 15th St.

When officers arrived, they found the victim, identified as Darrell Wells of Riviera Beach, lying in a grassy area.

Wells was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses said the victim may have been involved in a verbal altercation before shots were fired. A clear motive has not yet been confirmed.

Anyone with information in the homicide should contact Riviera Beach police at (561) 845-4123 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.