Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The men yelled from boat to boat, then continued fighting on the docks. The altercation got physical and it ended when one man pulled out a gun and shot the other, sending him into the water. Michael Palmer, 23, was killed about 8:45 Sunday night, on the floating docks of Phil Foster Park. A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol unit found his body in the water about 11 p.m. Witnesses told investigators that the man who shot Palmer got back on his boat and fled.The witnesses and U.S. Coast Guard could not find the boater. Palmer, who moved to West Palm Beach with his mother a few months ago, liked fishing and boating and partying, said his uncle Daren Palmer. He said his nephew grew up in Lake County and recently had a job working with concrete, his uncle said. "He loved (West) Palm Beach, so that's where he wanted to move down to. He seemed happy to me, making good money," Daren Palmer said.