Police officer, suspect involved in Fort Pierce shooting identified


    Officer Steven Graziano (Fort Pierce Police Department)

    The Fort Pierce Police Department has identified both the officer and the suspect involved in last week's deadly shooting.

    Officer Steven Graziano, 25, responded to a disturbance on Alma Court last Thursday night, according to police. When he arrived, he say 51-year-old Jesus Lainez attacking the victim with a weapon.

    Graziano shot Lainez. who died at the scene, police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he's in critical condition.

    Graziano wasn't injured and is currently on administrative leave, according to police. He's been working for the police department as a patrol officer since 2016.

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is the lead investigating agency for this incident. The case is active and ongoing.

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