Cops: Unprovoked shooting ends in man's arrest

Cops: Unprovoked shooting ends in man's arrest

Port St. Lucie police say they arrested a man after an unprovoked shooting Monday night.

They say 31-year-old Curtis Patrick Johnson walked next door from his home in the 500 block of SW Butler Avenue and shot a 69-year-old man who was visiting Johnson's neighbor.

Johnson returned to his house and told his family that the victim was trying to take his soul, according to police.

The victim, who was last listed in critical but stable condition, is being treated for several gunshot wounds, police said.

Investigators said they recovered a .45 caliber Taurus from Johnson's home that was used in the shooting.

Johnson faces charges of attempted murder, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, and culpable negligence.

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