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Police release names in Port St. Lucie murder-suicide

Police said 55-year-old Donald Shaffer shot and killed 29-year-old Josh Barran as Barran sat in a truck with his girlfriend and co-worker, 36-year-old Heather Shaffer. (PSLPD)

Investigators released the names of the victims in the murder-suicide in Port St. Lucie.

Police said 55-year-old Donald Shaffer shot and killed 29-year-old Josh Barran as Barran sat in a truck with his girlfriend and co-worker, 36-year-old Heather Shaffer.

Mr. Shaffer, according to investigators, was the estranged husband of Heather. After shooting Barran, Shaffer turned the gun on himself. Police said Shaffer followed his wife and Barran just before the shooting in a driveway at SW Fletcher Lane near SW Savona Boulevard. The truck accelerated forward and came to rest against a home on SW Fletcher Lane.

Police recovered a .357 magnum revolver and two spent shell casings at the scene.

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