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Update - Port St. Lucie Police investigating a Murder, Suicide at the Corner of Savona Blvd and Fletcher Lane

Post Date:03/08/2018

Investigation showed JOSH BARRAN 29 years-old of Port St. Lucie was driving his truck Eastbound on SW Gatlin Blvd.  His passenger, HEATHER SHAFFER 36 years-old of Port St. Lucie, recognized they were being followed by her husband DONALD SHAFFER 55 years-old.  Mr. Barran turned south onto SW Savona Boulevard and then East onto SW Fletcher Lane.   Mr. Barran stopped and parked in a driveway.  Mr. Shaffer walked to the truck’s driver’s side window and shot Mr. Barran.  The truck then accelerated in a northerly direction coming to final rest against the home at 1352 SW Fletcher Lane.  Mr. Shaffer followed the truck as it moved and approached its passenger side.  He shot himself while standing near the passenger door. 


Investigators recovered one .357 magnum revolver from the scene.  Two spent shell casings were found within the pistol.      


Ms. Shaffer and Mr. Barran were coworkers.       


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