Fort Pierce police officer shoots suspect in abdomen

Posted: 6:36 AM, Feb 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-18 01:04:08Z
Fort Pierce Police officer shoots suspect

Friday night at 10:45 p.m. a Fort Pierce Police Officer was responding to a burglary in progress call.

Public Information Officer Ed Cunningham said in a statement that the officer saw a suspect with what appeared to be a firearm, "In fear for his life and safety, the officer fired once, striking the suspect in the abdomen."

Police say the suspect was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and went to surgery.  The officer was not injured.

The incident happened at 1403 Avenue M.