PORT ST. LUCIE – A man repossessing a vehicle was shot Thursday at close range multiple times outside a home in a residential community, and is expected to survive, police said.
Omar Sueque, 59, who lives in the home, has been charged with attempted homicide and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was being transported Thursday afternoon to the St. Lucie County Jail
Port St. Lucie Police about 12:20 p.m. Thursday went to the home in the 2000 block of Southwest Villanova Road, after a number of 911 calls, including one by Sueque, said Sgt. Dominick Mesiti, police spokesperson.
“The suspected shooter, he was detained on scene without incident,” said Mesiti, standing at the scene. “To my knowledge the vehicle was legitimately being repossessed.”
A man was shot in the 2000 block of Southwest Villanova Road in Port St. Lucie on Jan. 25, 2024, during the attempted repossession of a vehicle, according to the Port St. Lucie Police Department. The tow truck, with bullet holes in its window, is hauled away from the residence.
Following the shooting, the 28-year-old man who was shot was able to get in his tow truck and drive around the corner, where he went to a neighboring residence who called 911. He was located with several gunshot wounds and was airlifted to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce, Mesiti said.
The neighborhood is east of Interstate 95, just south of Crosstown Parkway.
Hours after the shooting, a red truck with several apparent bullet holes in the driver’s side window was hauled from the scene.
Mesiti said the repossession agent is believed to have been by himself.
“We do frequently get called to disturbances involving vehicle owners and repossession agents,” Mesiti said. “We do respond to those. Our primary job is to keep the peace and to enforce the law.”
A man was shot in the 2000 block of Southwest Villanova Road in Port St. Lucie Jan. 25, 2024, during the attempted repossession of a vehicle, according to the Port St. Lucie Police Department. Investigators look for evidence.
The investigation revealed that at some point during the repossession, Sueque, who owned the vehicle, exited the home, and approached the driver side door of the tow truck….