Tuesday August 30, 2022

25 YEAR OLD MAN SHOT BY LONG TIME FRIEND IN WEST PALM BEACH

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday night after he was shot by a longtime friend who thought a handgun was empty, West Palm Beach police said.

Police spokesman Mike Jachles said the incident occurred just after 7 p.m. at the Emerald Isle apartments in the 4200 block of San Marino Boulevard.

After receiving a 911 call, officers arrived at the scene and found the victim, who is a Lake Worth resident, on the ground outside the apartment building.

The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead by West Palm Beach Fire Department paramedics.

Jachles said that investigators determined that a group of six friends — four men and two women — were in the living room of a one-bedroom apartment at the time of the shooting.

According to witnesses, the man who fired the gun admitted he loaded a magazine and charged the weapon but forgot it was loaded.

The gunman said he thought he was “dry-firing” the handgun when it discharged and struck the victim.

The victim was able to walk out of the second-floor apartment and down the stairs before collapsing.

Jachles said no charges have been filed at this time. However, the investigation is ongoing.

IMMOKALEE MAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING 3 YEAR OLD ALONE IN CAR FOR OVER 30 MINUTES

An Immokalee man was arrested for leaving their child alone in their car for nearly 40 minutes.

Deputies arrested 45 yr-old Ketel Lorsime, on Sunday after an investigation into him leaving his 3-year-old son alone in the car for about 39 minutes on June 21.

Just after 7:30 on that day in June, deputies say they got a report of a child that was left alone in a car at the Winn Dixie on Lake Trafford Road. Deputies who spoke with Lorsime at the store after the report said Lorsime’s son appeared scared and looked like he had been crying.

The sheriff’s office says surveillance video from Winn Dixie showed Lorsime crack a window and walk away from the car with his child inside for about 39 minutes.

Deputies spoke with Lorsime again on June 24. Lorsime told them that he was away from his car for that period of time.

Lorsime is facing a charge of child neglect for leaving his son unattended in a car for more than 15 minutes.