NewsRegion St Lucie CountyPort St Lucie

Actions

Port St. Lucie woman shot, killed through sliding glass door, police say

Karresha Brissett, 45, appears to have been targeted, Port St. Lucie police say
Posted at 11:07 AM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 17:28:19-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Port St. Lucie woman who was found dead in her home Tuesday was shot through a sliding glass door, police said.

The woman, identified Wednesday as Karesha Brissett, 45, was found shot to death inside her home on Stockton Place, Port St. Lucie police said.

Sgt. John Dellacroce said a friend of Brissett went to the home about 11:30 a.m. after she didn't show up to work. The friend discovered the back sliding glass door was shattered and flagged down a delivery driver for help.

Dellacroce said officers found 13 spent shell casings on the back patio and believe Brissett was shot through the sliding glass door without the shooter entering the home.

Officers removed a gas container and glass bottles with liquids and rags from the home.

Dellacroce said evidence at the scene suggests that this was a "targeted crime and not a random act of violence."

A day after the woman's death, neighbors are still rattled by the violence.

"It's always been so quiet, peaceful, everyone is so friendly," resident Susan Wagner said. "We came here thinking never in a million years would this ever happen, we're completely shocked."

Although no arrest has been made, Dellacroce said there is an increased police presence in the area and investigators are "not currently looking for a suspect in the immediate community."

The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation.