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Man, woman shot and killed at Fort Pierce apartment complex

Police searching for shooter
Fort Pierce, Double Homicide, Madison Cay Apartments, 10-21-20
Posted at 2:21 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 10:15:18-04

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man and woman at a Fort Pierce apartment complex overnight.

Spokesman Mike Jachles said officers were called to the Madison Cay Apartment Homes shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.

When they arrived, they found a man and woman who appeared to have been shot near the complex's parking lot.

The couple was transported by the St. Lucie County Fire District to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, where they died from their injuries.

Madison Cay Apartments in Fort Pierce
Two people were shot and killed early Wednesday morning at the Madison Cay apartments in Fort Pierce, Fla.

The female victim was identified as Emily Marie Gordon, 25, of Fort Pierce. Police identified the male victim as Phillip James Simmons Jr., 26, of Jennings, Fla.

Police said the shooter is described as a black man with a large build, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, possibly with hair twists. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and orange shorts.

Anyone with information in the case should call Detective Jasmin Mojica at 772-302-4807.

Tips can also be reported anonymously to Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477) or online at