Suspects, officers in West Palm shooting ID'd

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 18:46:23-04

UPDATE: Police say the person who was shot Monday is 18-year-old Biguno Pierre of Lantana. He was the driver of the car and is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, grand theft auto and resisting without violence. He remains hospitalized and is listed in serious condition.

His passenger was 19-year-old DQ Jeune, also of Lantana. Jeune was charged with resisting without violence. He refused to make his first court appearance Tuesday.

The officers involved were identified as Officer Anthony R. O'Dea and Officer Travis W. Limauro.

O'Dea has been with the West Palm Beach Police Department for a little more than two years. Before that, he was a deputy for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Limauro has been with the West Palm Beach Police Department for five and a half years.

Monday was the first time either O'Dea or Limauro had been involved in an officer involved shooting with the West Palm Beach Police Department.

O'Dea was transported to a local hospital with a leg injury after being hit by the stolen vehicle. He was treated and released.  


A West Palm Beach police officer is recovering from a leg injury, and a man shot by police Monday is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting. The State Attorney's Office is also involved in the investigation. 

Police said the shooting happened at Hook Fish and Chicken on Tamarind Avenue and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. West Palm Beach Police Officers were investigating a stolen car at the drive-thru. 

Police say the people inside the car ignored commands to get out. The car sped towards the officers who then started shooting at the car. A man inside was hit. Police said the driver fled, hit a patrol car and headed west on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. 

"It's really scary for people in the area, especially for kids," said Jesus Arvalo, who works in construction at the apartments across Hook Fish and Chicken. 

Arvalo was shocked to see so many police officers when he got to work. Some in the area say as many as five to six shots were heard. 

Police said the driver of the stolen car hit several cars on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard before it crashed into this light pole near Australian Avenue. Both people inside got out of the car and ran.

A homeowner who did not want to be identified said he didn't hear the crash, but was shocked to come face to face with the man shot by police.

"He just walked in the house. I heard a voice that wasn't my son that said I've been shot," said the homeowner. 

He tried to offer the man help, even called 911. He says the man left. Moments later he and the other person in the car were arrested by officers. 

The homeowner was shocked to learn about what had just happened on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.

The condition of the man shot by police is unknown. 

A spokesperson for the West Palm Beach Police Department is expected to release more information on the shooting Tuesday at 10 a.m. The names of the officers involved will be released then.