Police Call Upon Community for Help Locating Shooting Suspect

Shooting Suspect

Shooting Suspect

Fort Pierce Police officers are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting that left a Fort Pierce man in critical condition.

Diahann Denise King, 47, of 2000 N. 50th Street in Fort Pierce, is facing felony charges of attempted first degree murder and shooting a deadly missile in connection with an incident that occurred Friday, September 11, 2015.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., a Fort Pierce police officer was flagged down in the 1700 block of Avenue D in reference to a shooting at an after-hours club, located at 1721 Avenue D. King was identified as the suspect involved in a disturbance inside the business that escalated into the shooting, which injured Deforrest Swoope, 31, of Fort Pierce.

King fled the scene and is still at large.

Swoope was taken by a friend to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. Swoope was working at the club when the shooting occurred.

The incident is still under investigation. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Diahann Denise King, please call 911 or contact Detective Willis Tumblin at 772-467-6886 or wtumblin@fppd.org.



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