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Reward offered in Home Depot parking lot shooting

2 men sought in connection with case
Posted at 7:23 AM, Nov 03, 2016

The Jupiter Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information on the suspects who shot a man and robbed another in the parking lot of Home Depot in Jupiter Thursday morning. 

Investigators said they are working to identify two people involved in the attack, which occurred at the store located at 1694 West Indiantown Rd. at 5:40 a.m.

Police said the gunmen approached the two victims while they were waiting for the store to open. 

The shooting victim, Jesus Manuel Perea–Ortiz, 36, was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Harold Coy is a regular Home Depot customer and said this is the first time he has ever heard of violence at the store. "They tried to kill somebody just for greed. Just to get money and our law should punish them like the Lord says."

"This was just really a shock that this could happen in such a nice neighborhood," said Home Depot customer Frank Buttaravoli.

Officers are looking for two black men wearing gray shirts, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, who left the area in a silver Toyota Camry with possible dark tint.

The store opened for business Thursday morning.

Police say the community is not in any danger.
 
Anyone with information should contact Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.