St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2024-004023
Date of original release: 01-31-24

Arrest Made for Attempted Murder

Release posted on 01-31-24 at 8:34 a.m.

At 1:55 a.m. this morning, officers responded to 653 64th Avenue South in reference to a man who was shot inside the home. Investigators believe this was a domestic-related incident. The suspect lived at the home, and the victim was known to the suspect. This was not a burglary.

The victim is alive and is being treated at the hospital.

Jacob Merrett (DOB 06/02/1988) was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

Jacob Merrett

Jacob Merrett

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