The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified 17-year-old Deandre Jean Louis as the third person killed after a crash and shooting last week on Belvedere Road.
Jean Louis, Chauncey Christian, 21, and Jerry Dunois, 20, all of suburban West Palm Beach, were killed in the noontime incident Feb. 19 that closed traffic on both sides of Florida’s Turnpike for more than five hours.
Derek Jupiter, 20, also of suburban West Palm Beach, was injured in the incident as well. By Wednesday he had been released from St. Mary’s Medical Center, according to the center’s spokesman.
The sheriff’s office has not commented on whether the three dead people and one injured either were shot or killed in the wreck, how many gunmen were involved and what motivated the incident.
Authorities have said that people in one car started shooting at people in another car at Madison Chase, an apartment complex on Belvedere west of the turnpike. It’s unclear who was in those cars.
The shootings appeared to have resulted in the crash that closed Belvedere Road from Jog Road east of the turnpike to Sansbury’s Way west of it.
One person at the scene Feb. 19 said she heard multiple gunshots — “like a machine gun going off” — then a “big ‘boom,’ like an explosion” outside her home near the crash site.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS (8477).