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 December 3rd, 2010  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara releases identity of Thursday night shooting victim

 Nineteen-year-old Port St. Lucie resident Raymond Michael Rakestraw is the man who was shot Thursday night in a residential area north of Fort Pierce, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

 Rakestraw was shot Thursday night around 8:30 at North 35th Street and Avenue Q. St. Lucie County fire rescue workers took him to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute, where he remains today.

 Detectives are continuing their investigation, Sheriff Mascara said.

 Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 in St. Lucie County, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (1-800-273-8477.) If a call to Crime Stoppers results in arrest, the caller, who does not have to give his or her name, can be eligible for a cash reward. * * *

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