Man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound in assisted living facility parking lot

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PORT ST. LUCIE — A Port St. Lucie man found dead Monday in the parking lot of an assisted living facility died from an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," according to police officials Tuesday.

Sgt. John Dellacroce, Port St. Lucie police spokesperson, said at 7:16 a.m. on Monday, officers responded to Harbor Place assisted living facility, 3700 Southeast Jennings Road, where a 95-year-old man was found lying on the ground in the parking lot.

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Fire rescue officials pronounced the man dead at the scene, Dellacroce said via email. The unidentified man was a resident at the facility, he said, and a firearm was recovered at the location. It's unclear where he got the gun.

"This was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community," Dellacroce said.

He urged anyone in need of mental health resources to call 211 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Melissa E. Holsman is the legal affairs reporter for TCPalm and Treasure Coast Newspapers, and is writer and co-host of Uncertain Terms, a true crime podcast. Reach her at

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