UPDATE: West Palm man shot in Stuart; sheriff questions suspect


One West Palm Beach man was repeatedly shot and another detained Friday afternoon in Stuart, Martin County Sheriff’s Office authorities said.

The injured man, identified as 55-year-old Eduard Figuero Bello, was taken to a trauma center. He was in critical but stable condition Friday evening, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators said at 5 p.m. Friday that they were questioning a 27-year-old man from West Palm Beach for his role in the shooting. The Post is not publishing his name because he has not yet been arrested.

The shooting happened sometime before 1 p.m. in the North River Shores area of the city along the St. Lucie River just north of the Roosevelt Bridge. Sheriff William Snyder told media at the scene that the people involved in the shooting appeared to be working in the neighborhood, as opposed to residents.

One of them was armed with a knife, Snyder said, and the other had a gun.

According to the Facebook post, the man with the gun told investigators he was driving a delivery truck through the neighborhood and tried to pass through the narrow street on which a construction crew was working.

Sheriff’s authorities are obtaining nearby surveillance-camera footage they suspect recorded the incident.



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