Fort Pierce, FL (November 18, 2018) – Recently, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office identified two Fort Pierce men as the culprits behind a shootout with deputies near the Orange Blossom Estates community on Friday, November 16, 2018.
Authorities have charged 19-year old Jose Nava and 21-year old Eduardo Ramirez with four counts of attempted murder, while Ramirez also faced charges for aggravated fleeing (injury/damage). Both men were identified as gang members by the St. Lucie County Sheriff.
Nava and Ramirez have been incarcerated at the St. Lucie County Jail with no set bail.
During the incident, Nava fired his gun a minimum of 30 times, causing damage to the police cars, but the deputies were not struck by bullets. However, as a result of the pursuit, one deputy sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Only one week before the incident, Nava had been found guilty of marijuana possession and intent of sale/delivery, based on court records. He later posted his $15,750 bail on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
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