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Victim in Fort Pierce death investigation identified

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Richard Eugene Avery (St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office)

The victim at the center of a death investigation on Monday was identified as a 45-year-old man, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said.

Deputies were called to 604 South Market Avenue Monday just before 1 p.m. for a report of gunfire, according to Sheriff Mascara. When they arrived, they found Richard Eugene Avery dead.

“Our deputies arrived on scene and found the victim laying on the floor inside a home,” Mascara said. “Through their investigation of the body, they determined that the victim had been shot and was deceased. Anyone with information about Richard Eugene Avery, who he associated with or any events involving Avery leading up to the March 9 shooting, please contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-8477 or St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Deputies at 772-462-3230."