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Police investigating shooting in Jupiter

Posted at 11:41 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 17:06:34-04

JUPITER, Fla. — Jupiter police are investigating a shooting Wednesday evening.

Officers responded to a call of possible shots fired near the 100 block of W. Indiantown Rd. at approximately 9 p.m.

Investigators said 22-year-old Kevin Yepez got into a parked vehicle with a 17-year-old in a parking lot located at 145 W. Indiantown Rd. An altercation took place inside the vehicle with a brief struggle over a firearm. The firearm discharged and struck Yepez.

According to police, the 17-year-old suspect drove off with Yepez still inside the vehicle and forcefully pushed him out of the moving vehicle before fleeing the area.

Yepez was picked up by a friend who drove him to the hospital for treatment. His condition is stable.

The 17-year-old suspect was later located and taken into custody. He is currently facing charges of; armed robbery, armed kidnapping, aggravated battery with a firearm, and resisting arrest without violence.

Police said the investigation is active and ongoing.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.