News Cast for June 8th:

Okeechobee Deputies investigate shooting

A motorist reportedly speeding down SE 25th Street, got yelled at, stopped the vehicle, got out, pistol whipped the man who complained, and shot him Thursday.

The incident occurred around 9 am on SE 34th Avenue.

Okeechobee deputies said the man recovered from the wound after being treated at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

The suspect was a juvenile.  He was driving a silver SUV.

Deputies said they have identified the suspect but there was no report of his arrest as of yet.

Anyone with information on the case can contact Detective Ryan Ammons at (863) 763-3117 extension 51061.

A bicyclist lost his life after being struck by a vehicle in western St. Lucie County Saturday morning around 1:40 am.

The accident was in the 23000 block of Okeechobee Road, or state road 70, about a mile west of Summerlin Road, Troopers said.

The bicyclist, a 58-year-old man from Fort Pierce, was traveling westbound on Okeechobee Road within the inside lane.

The vehicle involved, a 2017 Ford Explorer, driven by a 37-year- old Okeechobee man, was also traveling west bound and struck the rear of the bicycle.

Martin County Sheriff Deputies said thieves targeted landscaper businesses this weekend including one in Indiantown.

The criminals stole lawn equipment that was stored in trailer’s.

The Indiantown business hit by the thieves was on SW Kanner Highway.

Deputies said if you own a landscaping business, be vigilant in protecting your equipment.

Options include installing GPS tracking equipment on the mowers, place alarms on them, utilizer exterior security cameras, and park vehicles in sight of the camera.

The thieves made off with over $160,000 in equipment in these incidents, Deputies said