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1 dead in domestic-related shooting at Indrio Savannahs Preserve

James Alan Behncke, 47, shot to death Thursday night
Posted at 1:26 PM, Apr 12, 2024

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — One man is dead after a shooting at a St. Lucie County nature preserve.

According to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, the fatal shooting occurred at about 6 p.m. Thursday at Indrio Savannahs Preserve.

James Alan Behncke, 47, of Indian River County, was identified as the victim.

Detectives said a preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting stemmed from a domestic incident.

There was no threat to the public, detectives said, and the events leading to the shooting remain under investigation.