Fort Pierce Police seeking help in locating homicide suspect

Fort Pierce Police seeking help in locating homicide suspect

Fort Pierce, Fl (treasurecoast.com) – The Fort Pierce police are seeking assistance in a locating a homicide suspect.
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FORT PIERCE POLICE SEEKING HELP IN LOCATING HOMICIDE SUSPECT
The Fort Pierce Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating 42-year-old Edwin Ruiz-Avila in connection with a recent shooting death.
On June 11, 2023, at approximately 9:48 p.m., Fort Pierce Police officers responded to a shooting incident in the 800 block of South 21st Street.
An investigation revealed two victims, 34-year-old Guillermo Barrientos Otero, who was unresponsive with gunshot wounds, and a 38-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to his arm. Both victims were transported by St. Lucie County Fire Rescue to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital. Otero succumbed to his injuries, while the 38-year-old victim was treated and listed in good condition.
Ruiz-Avila is described as a Hispanic male standing between 5-foot-7-inches and 5-foot-9-inches tall and weighing between 140-150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, khaki shorts, white sneakers, a rosary chain, a gold chain with a gold-colored cross and a black watch on his left wrist.
Fort Pierce Police seeking help in locating homicide suspect

Fort Pierce Police seeking help in locating homicide suspect

This case remains an active investigation. Anyone with information about Ruiz-Avila or his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Evens Saintilien at 772-467-6878 (office), 772-302-4796 (cell) or esaintilien@fppd.org, or Detective Paul Cunzo at (772) 370-6631 or pcunzo@fppd.org. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-(800)-273-8477. Ruiz-Avila is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

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