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St. Lucie home invasion: Manhunt over

By Jana Eschbach
Posted by Rachel Leigh

WHITE CITY, FL (WFLX) - A man hunt is over after an overnight shooting. It happened on the 5400 block of Citrus Avenue in White City at 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Update, TUE 7:15 PM: A manhunt ends Tuesday night with two men arrested and charged with robbery and attempted first-degree murder. Neighbors in the White City community awoke Tuesday morning to K-9's and the St. Lucie County Sheriff's helicopter overhead. Investigators were scouring sheds, yards and woods for two suspects.

Detectives hunted down Nelson Paige.

Investigators say Paige and the gunman, Kevin Walker broke into Joyce Fogg's home and went straight for her bedroom where she and her husband slept. Joyce Fogg was shot in the leg and flown to a trauma center. Detectives believe the two intended to rob the place and possibly went with the intention of harming her.

"They heard someone and went to the bedroom door to check on the noise," Sheriff Ken Mascara said, "the entrance to the rear door was a kick to the door which was so violent that not only did the door open but the frame crashed into the home."

Joyce opened the bedroom door and the men were there, with a shot being fired after a confrontation.

Sheriff's officials caught Nelson Paige as he walked out of a wooded area near Stagger and Oleander avenues before noon. 

US Marshals located the suspected shooter Kevin Walker into custody in Fort Pierce at U.S. 1 and Avenue D.

Investigators said one or both of the men have used the Joyce Fogg's Fort Pierce upholstery business "Joyce By Choice" and friends tell us the two had an argument Friday over a car upholstery job. Arrest affidavits show the Fogg's held one of the suspect's car until his check cleared. This upset him. Paige told police, reports show, they brought meat with them to feed to Fogg's dog to make the break-in successful and hoped to "get a lot of money if they robbed (the Foggs)." Walker denies any involvement. 

Joyce Fogg is at Holmes Regional Medical Center and family members tell us she is doing fine, but will need a hip replacement.

Update from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office:

Sheriff Mascara announces today (Tuesday) that deputies are investigating a home invasion.  At 3:01 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 5400 block of Citrus Avenue in the White City area of St. Lucie County, Florida.

Deputies were advised that two masked individuals broke into the house through the rear of the residence and confronted the home owners.

The female home owner was shot at least once in the hip area. The masked individuals then fled the residence. The female home owner was treated by St. Lucie County Fire Rescue and was flown to Holmes Regional in Melbourne, Florida. The female home owner's condition is unknown at this time.

One of the responding deputies observed a tan Honda on Oleander Avenue traveling leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The deputy turned to investigate the vehicle and the vehicle fled south bound on Oleander Avenue and was lost in the area of Oleander Avenue and Kitterman Road. The vehicle was located a short time later abandoned at the end of Woodland Drive.

Currently, a perimeter has been setup around the vehicle and Sheriff's Office canine units are conducting a search along with a Sheriff's Office aviation helicopter.

UPDATE:

Victim: Ralph, 68 and Joyce Fogg, 56 of 5407 Citrus Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982. Joyce was shot in hip area and is in stable condition.

Suspects: One suspect was taken into custody at approximately 10:15 a.m. (Tuesday) by Sheriff's Office detectives. The suspect is being interviewed at the Sheriff's Office Administrative Building at 4700 West Midway Road. Identification is pending at this time.

Suspects' vehicle: 1996 Honda, 2 dr., beige in color, Florida tag # X386XW. Vehicle has been towed to the Sheriff's Office and is presently being processed for evidence.

By Alex Zequiera
Posted by Rachel Leigh

Previously: A man hunt continues for two armed and dangerous men after an overnight shooting. It happened on the 5400 block of Citrus Avenue in White City at 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Two black men broke into the back of the home and startled a female homeowner. She called for her husband, but he did not respond. Then, there was an altercation; she confronted the suspects.

The woman was shot, but is expected to be okay. Right now, she is at the hospital; however, the search for the two men continues.

Sheriff's deputies are going door-to-door and checking everyone's cars trying to locate the two men.

The St. Lucie County sheriff, Ken Mascara, said, "If homeowner sees something out of place, we're going to assume that burglar has maybe invaded their backyard or shed or garage, and we want to go and see it."

Now, sheriff's deputies are asking if you do see something suspicious not to go outside and try to figure out what's going on. Make sure you stay inside, lock yourself indoors, call the police, and have them search the area.

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