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 December 3rd, 2010  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara asks public's help to find suspect in Thursday night shooting
Derrick Culver, 18 (DOB 9/11/1992), is being sought by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office for the attempted murder of a 19-year-old Port St. Lucie man Thursday night, according Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

He may be driving a silver 1995 Ford Crown Victoria

"We believe Derrick Culver is responsible for the shooting," 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."

Nineteen-year-old Port St. Lucie resident Raymond Michael Rakestraw was shot Thursday night around 8:30 in a residential area north of Fort Pierce, according to Sheriff 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.

"We believe the shooting was drug-related and not gang-related," Sheriff Mascara said. * * *

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