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Suspect in deadly Fort Pierce shooting arrested

Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 06, 2020

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — UPDATE: Fort Pierce police arrested 30-year-old Jabarie Junior Orelien Saturday afternoon for the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Eril Merius on Thursday.


Fort Pierce police are looking for a person in connection with a deadly shooting Thursday night.

Officers responded to shooting activity at about 7:07 p.m. in the 500 block of N 18th St.

When they arrived at the scene, police found a wounded victim, later identified as Eril Merius, 34, of Fort Pierce. Merius was transported to a local hospital but later died.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Jabarie Junior Orelien, 30, of Fort Pierce, a suspect in the shooting.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, contact Detective Jesse Streeter in the office at 772-467-6911 or on his cellphone at 772-828-0285 and after hours at 772-467-6800.

If individuals wish to remain anonymous, call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).