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Stuart Police respond to criticism regarding slow release of information in shooting death of teen

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STUART, FL– Stuart Police have released a statement in regards to their decision to not publicize their investigation into the shooting death of an 18-year-old.
Devone Delancy was found suffering from gunshot wounds on Wednesday in the 600 block of Southeast Tenth Street.
He was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
Close friends and community members have criticized the police due to their response to the case:
“When you don’t say nothing and you don’t give no indication that you’re going to say something later, until you say something, the community is going to think you don’t care,” Jimmy Wilson, a mentor to Delancy told WPTV.
Stuart Police Chief Joseph Tumminelli took to the station’s Facebook account on Saturday saying that the release of information to the public could hurt the case:
Tumminelli also dismissed rumors that first responders left Delancy to “lay in the street for 30-45 minutes to die.”

As of Monday no arrests have been made.
Authorities are asking anyone who believes they have information about this incident to call Stuart police Sgt. Dave Duran at 772-287-1122.