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Man acting 'erratic' fatally shot by another man in Fort Pierce bank parking lot

66-year-old shooter had concealed weapons permit, police say
Fatal shooting outside Wells Fargo in Fort Pierce
Posted at 10:48 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 07:20:38-04

FORT PIERCE, Fla.  — A 43-year-old Port St. Lucie man was shot and killed by a man he confronted in a banking parking lot late Friday afternoon, according to Fort Pierce police.

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. outside the Wells Fargo located at 2597 U.S. Highway 1.

Officers were called to the scene and found a 66-year-old man who stated that he was confronted by the individual who was acting "erratic" near his car in the bank parking lot.

The 66-year-old man, who holds a concealed weapons permit, told detectives he shot the man because he thought he was about to be robbed and feared for his life.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Crime scene investigators processed the scene and collected evidence.

The state attorney's office and Fort Pierce police detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting.