Victim critical after shooting in Fort Pierce

Posted at 10:32 AM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 10:32:53-04

Police in Fort Pierce are investigating an early-morning shooting that left one person in critical condition.

At about 3 a.m. Friday, an officer was flagged down in the 1700 block of Avenue D because of a shooting.
Police said Deforrest Swoope, 31, of Fort Pierce was shot and taken by a friend to a local hospital where he is being treated.

Swoope was working at an after-hours club, located at 1721 Avenue D, when the shooting occurred.

The incident is still under investigation.

If you can help in the investigation, contact Detective Willis Tumblin at 772-467-6886 or

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