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Port St. Lucie man arrested for attempted murder after shooting neighbor in the 500 block of SW Butler Avenue.

Post Date:09/12/2018

On September 11, 2018 at 7:43 pm, Port St Lucie Police arrested 31 year old Curtis Patrick Johnson for attempted murder, possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, and culpable negligence after he shot the victim in a neighbor's driveway.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, 69 year old male, who lives on SW Butler Avenue, was visiting a friend who lives next to Johnson, also in the 500 block of SW Butler Avenue.  As the victim and his friend were talking in the driveway, Johnson came out of his house, went toward the victim and shot him several times.  Johnson then went back to his house telling his family that the victim was trying to take his soul.

St. Lucie County Fire/Rescue transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for several gunshot wounds.  At this time the victim is in critical but stable condition.  During the investigation, police could find no apparent motive for the shooting.  Investigation revealed that Johnson, unprovoked, approached the victim who was in Johnson's neighbor's driveway, and shot him several times.

Police recovered a .45 caliber Taurus used in the shooting at Johnson's home.  Johnson was arrested and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.

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