Christopher Maassen

PBSO Identifies I-95 Shooting Victim

Florida Palm Beach County

Young Man Killed In Dispute With Other Motorist.

Detectives Still Asking Witnesses To Come Forward. Gunman Remains At Large.

Christopher Maasen, 29, was shot and killed on I-95 in Palm Beach County last week.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here for full story) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office just released the identity of the man shot in a drive by shooting on I-95 in near Donald Ross Road.

The victim is identified as Christopher Maassen who is 29 years old. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 800-458-TIPS, or PBSO.

Christopher Maassen, Courtesy Facebook

Here is the original report from police when this happened on Friday:

“What we know so far is there was an altercation between two adult male motorists that resulted in gunfire.  One male is deceased on scene.  One male is currently detained for questioning.  

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are currently on scene investigating.  FHP and Palm Beach Gardens PD are assisting with traffic control.”

No arrests have been made.

Here is Christopher’s obituary:

Christopher Michael Maassen, of Stuart FL., formally of Marthasville, MO., passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. He was born in St. Louis, MO., to Michael Andrew Maassen and Lisa Marie (nee: McCarthy) Maassen on August 22, 1991. Critters had reached the age of 29 years 5 months and 28 days.

Critters loved being present and in the moment. He loved going on a new adventure and traveling as much as he could. He enjoyed living a healthy life, always working out and improving himself. Critters also enjoyed riding motorcycles, skateboarding and listening to music. Critters’ family was very important to him and he loved spending his time with them, but he thoroughly loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. They were the light of his life. Critters was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend to so many. His presence and positive energy will be missed.

Christopher Maassen was preceded in death by his Grandpa and Grandma Maassen and his Grandma and Papa McCarthy. Those who are so grateful for having shared in Critters’ life, are his parents, Michael and Lisa; three siblings, Mo Huber and husband Jim, Joe Maassen and wife Maggie, Stephen Maassen and wife Katie; seven nieces and nephews, Ted Huber, Gigi Huber, Matthew Huber, Lauren Luttrull, John Luttrull, Abby Maassen, Brody Maassen; God Son, Mason Jones; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

A Celebration of Critters’ Life will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home in Marthasville. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery in Marthasville.  In honor of Critters, and his sense of freedom, it is requested for all attending the visitation and funeral service to wear a tie dye shirt or your favorite concert shirt, such as The Grateful Dead.  Memorial donations are suggested to the St. Ignatius School, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main Street, Warrenton, MO 63383. Online condolences may be made at http://www.martinfuneral.net

 

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