Port St. Lucie Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects who kidnapped a Stuart man, drove him to Port St. Lucie, shot him in the head, and then left him on the side of the road
Posted: October 29, 2015
On Saturday, October 24, 2015 at around 3:15 pm, Port St. Lucie Police went to the intersection of McCarty Road and Newell Road for reports of a man shot in the head, stripped of his clothes, robbed of his money, shot in the head, and left on the side of the road.
Preliminary investigation revealed that 26 year old victim, Joseph Kiefer, was kidnapped from outside his home in Stuart, Florida. The suspects, described as three black males, drove the victim to this rural area of Port St. Lucie, robbed him, shot him in the head, and then left him on the side of the road. A witness who was waking her Labrador came across Kiefer who was yelling for help and asking to call 9-1-1. As the initial witness was with the victim a pick-up truck with two men arrived on the scene and aided by calling the police.
Kiefer sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his head. The bullet did not penetrate his head but rather traveled around his skull and exited out his cheek. Kiefer was air lifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center where he was treated for his wound and later released.
During the investigation Kiefer told police that he does not know the suspects, but described them as three black males. The suspects are believed to have been driving a grey four door sedan.
The Port St. Lucie Police are working closely with the Stuart Police Department and are asking that if anyone has any information related to this crime to immediately call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at 772.871.5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS.
For more information, contact:
Master Sergeant Frank Sabol
Public Information Officer
Port St. Lucie Police Department
(772) 201-6252 (cell)