By Patricia Borns
PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. — Police are investigating Peigne’s murder in this bedroom community near Fort Pierce where a vibrant Haitian population has quietly grown since the 1980s, originally drawn by jobs in the citrus groves.
Peigne was shot July 13 at around 10 p.m., according to Louis, who alerted 911, to no avail. The redacted police report released July 19 states that officers arrived at the scene at 11 p.m., summoned by a neighbor’s call. There, they found Peigne’s car stopped in the middle of the roadway.
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