St. Pete Police Say Man Is in Critical Condition after Shooting
Officers said the shooting happened during a drug deal.
ST. PETERSBURG – A man is in critical condition after he was shot during a struggle over drugs, St. Petersburg police said.
Police have not released the man’s identity pending notification of next of kin.
Officers were called to 4835 26th Ave. N about 10:57 a.m. today (April 1). Upon arrival, officers said they could hear a person inside in distress. They broke in and found a man in his late thirties in a semi-conscious state. The victim had incurred two life-threatening gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition.
Police said one of the other residents was a witness to the shooting and provided minimal information about the suspect and the activities leading up to the shooting. Police learned during the investigation that the victim was involved in a drug transaction with the suspect, who displayed a firearm and tried to steal narcotics from the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was shot
twice by the suspect, with the suspect fleeing the scene in a green vehicle.
Police are working active leads, but said that a suspect has not been identified at this time.
For information about the St. Petersburg police, go to police.stpete.org.
Photo from Tampa Bay Reporter files.
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